Well I don’t even know how to act! I have a creative urge within me that bursts sometimes, and nothing ever comes out like I think it should. I have a penchant for abstract painting. Penchant may not even be a strong enough word. I love the strength of feeling that comes with bold, abstract work. It’s what I want to do when I paint. It never happens that way, though. For instance, this painting of a bunch of apples. I wanted to paint… didn’t know what. I found this magazine cover and thought it would be a neat thing to imitate. So I broke out the watercolors and went to work while my daughter watched. I’m not done with it, and I wonder if I ever will be. I now want it to be perfect because it actually resembles a bunch of danged apples. I can’t make this abstract. Maybe impressionistic, but not abstract. I want to throw paint on the canvas and feel the tension and stress involved with it. I’m continuously held back by my incessent need to have it be perfect. I sound like a nut case, huh? Van Gogh-ish maybe.
Anyway, this is for Bill Jones (http://onpainting.wordpress.com). Thanks for the push, Bill!