3/13/16 Notes to Myself:
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
For me whether I am
painting a plein
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
Admittedly, I could be wrong
as I do not have gallery
experience only observation.