9 x 6 Oil on Archival Board
Sometimes when I go into my studio to paint and don't have a definite idea of what I'm going to start, I look through my photos and see what appeals to me at that particular time. I think I've said it before, but if I don't have a real interest in the subject, the outcome is not as good as I'd like it to be. This little painting is an example. I like it now a lot, but it took me a while to get into the process. I wasn't sure where I was going with it, kept changing it, and finally decided to leave it as is and look at it again later. When I did, I was happy with it. I've discovered over the years that, for me, I have to have a real passion for the subject and can see the painting even before I put the first stroke on the canvas.