3/13/16 Notes to Myself: Cohesive - I've been reflecting on the "cohesiveness" of my work. And the question arises - Is is cohesive? It seems to me that could be left up to interpretation and perspective. What I am discovering is that I am a "landscape" painter. More and more that seems to fit me. While that tends to lend itself to an assumption of something like the painting I have posted at the top; I think it's a rather limited view. For me whether I am painting a plein air landscape,interior scene, or still life each piece is reflective of a "landscape". And how I treat those with the paint may differ depending upon what the subject seems to "call" for. My process includes listening as well as observing. How I experience any "landscape" from that perspective will be unique. And the outflow hopefully reflective of that internal exchange. The important cohesive qualities for me are more character driven than "topical" anecdotes. That may not sell or draw attention from galleries or the "authorities". I am no less a painter. Somewhere in that later world I see a propensity toward "sameness" and safety vs. inspiring or embracing creativity. Admittedly, I could be wrong as I do not have gallery experience only observation.