When you're in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you. Your teachers, friends, painters from history, critics...and one by one, if you're really painting, they walk out. And if you're really painting, you walk out. - from a talk with Philip Guston and the book Art & Soul by Audrey Flack.
Painting is usually a very solitary endeavor and I love that part. I turn on some music and start to work. I lose all sense of time and often lose myself in the process. It becomes a form of meditation, a connection with a higher power. I started drawing as a small child. I carefully drew outlines of dogs or cats or ducks with umbrellas. I loved coloring. I loved the big box of 64 Crayola Crayons. Life didn't get much better than having a brand new box, with all of the crayons still intact. All the points were poised and ready for action. Aqua was always my favorite color. Not quite blue and not quite green, it stood in a class of it's own. Crayons in hand, my artistic endeavors had begun. My art has changed and evolved thoughout the years. I dabble in pastel and color pencil, but oil painting is my favorite medium, on it's own or added to acrylic pours. I don't try to tell a story with my paintings. I want my paintings to remind you of your own stories. That is how you and I connect.
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