Monday, December 3, 2007

Reflecting

6x6" oil on masonite

I paint this alot - people -actually girls mostly- staring out at the ocean. While painting, I was thinking about that and decided that I'm drawn to this kind of image because 1. its familiar, 2. when creating you tap into your 'inner child' - well at least you should, in my opinion- so in a way I am painting myself. Does that make any sense? dont know. but the artist I am now is in many ways the child I was. and 3. just dang fun to paint :-)

So I guess take a second to reflect on yourself as a kid, what did you like to do? Do you do any of those things anymore? You should...take yourself on a playdate.

2 comments:

Todd Bonita said...

Hello from another daily painter and fellow New Englandah..Raised in Mass-living in NH. I love your work, particularly your beach series with the figures..fantastic work.

All my best to you,
Todd

Roxanne Steed said...

What a great thought - 'take yourself on a play date' - never thought about that in painting,hmm. Love your work, the snow scenes & the beach scenes, too. Cheers, from another daily painter (southern transplant to New England) living here on the CT coastline,
Roxanne