Saturday, February 24, 2007
First Painting Finished since I started Greeting Card Biz!
This is my latest painting! It has been 5 and a half months since I have finished a painting. Well, I finished off two paintings a couple of months ago, but they had been started before I started the card business so they really didn't need much...
I like this piece, because I don't often allow myself to be illustrative like this. I've been teaching myself to do this over the last few years.
My artistic lineage is pretty closely aligned with the old prejudices of Abstract Expressionism. In College, "illustrative" was considered an insulting term. It has been a long journey of getting over the my inhibitions and embracing the depiction of such care free subject matter as birds and flowers. I still balk at painting cats and dogs though.
Ah, well maybe someday!