Making a Painting
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.
To me, painting is alchemy of color, line and texture. It's about discoveries along the way from the initial idea to the completed work. With each painting I open my heart to the experience on the canvas as I explore the process.
Each painting is the exploration of the unknown and each provides a new journey, an adventure, a study of light, lines, form and texture. How do I capture the feelings, the essence of a place? Painting is a non-verbal medium. The act of painting is not about a spoken language but I try to find the language that expresses my experiences; to record the brush strokes that produce the paintings. How do the speed of the hand and the pressure of the brushes on the surface affect the painting? This is what I think about as I paint.
Nature inspires me and I hope you find peace in Summer Sky, a little gem of a painting, oil on wood panel, 6" x 6".
One of the great joys of making a painting is sharing it with you. Enjoy!