In painting as in life, and painting is so much like life, one sometimes has no choice but to wait. There are times when you can fly though things and be done with it asap. Most of the time the result is a painting which is good.
Now for the patient part. When you think a painting is done, finished, complete you are going to hang it, shoot it, post it, etc, etc. But later it hit's you, it's not done! You have a wave of what I call Post inspiration. This is where you see your painting from totally objective eyes. You notice things you didn't notice the first time around. Such was the case for "Changing Colours". The second wave of inspiration didn't come for three years! Without a doubt I truly feel satisfied now with this painting and the work is done. Finished, complete.
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.