March 2020 – flipped much of the world. I can’t recall what I was working on at the time but I became focused on flowers in vases – not floating in space and not delicately painted in watercolor as I had painted for years. I looked at Cezanne’s still lifes and asked myself: How did he do that? Using acrylic paint, I began to paint series’ of canvases – each one different. I had a fall-back artist who would keep me on track with a not–so–gentle WTF when I’d get lost. Keeping me focused on my floral obsession was necessary. After a few years, these look mighty good.
I paint. I am miserable when away from the tools of painting. If you want to know what I’m about, read my painting. It’s all upfront and clearly expressed (I think so). Although, not everything is as clear as my portrait of T (done 8 months into his term).