When an artist steps into his studio, breaks open a new canvas and sets it up in front of him on the easel, he is faced with something that only an artist at heart can understand. The need to become a part of that surface. To apply something to it. Some apply objects, some apply oil paints, some squirt colour onto it, some through colour onto it. Some, like this artist apply colour with a brush and occasionally knives. Once that paint goes on and the feeling of that interaction of paint and canvas occurs, the artist feels as though a relationship has begun. I respect that surface, it will eventually take on a life of it's own. many will see it, some will hate it, some will like it and the occasional one will fall in love with it. Someone will identify with it and simply have to have it. price will be an issue for most but to the one who "gets it" price will be no object. Even if monthly payments must be made, it will belong to him/her.
Today I am beginning a new large white canvas. Let's see where it takes itself and this artist.
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.