New for late 2017 into 2018, Fruits
New for 2017 -2018, I am storming full force into painting of fruit. I have taken to creating dynamic compositions followed by a roar of visual sound and creating paintings late 2017 and I shall continue into 2018 and onward until it is exhausted. My work as a Private Chef and daily selections of the finest fruits and vegetables in my trips to the local markets has grown an affinity for these items. Additionally my love of Oil Paint and Pigments gives me a want to dive into an ocean of subtle hues and interpret and execute this imagery. Starting slow, and then building upon the surface until the paint is as much as a quarter inch thick. I do what I do as I love what I am looking at and enjoy eating it as it ripens and the shapes and the colors and the depth and the visual movements. It should be noted, I am not attempting Photorealism. I visually examine these works and the painting you see are a "response to visual observation".
Below is a video from Yellowstone National Park it was a source of inspiration. I lived in Yellowstone for four seasons. Visually Yellowstone is a well of profound energy lost in time where nature has been left to its own beauty for thousands of years. What Yellowstone is and was for me, a place of profound mystery and awe. My memories from that time period in life are ones of wonder and personal enrichment. Even today, I still draw upon feelings I had when I hiked to 12,000 feet to discover a field of Wild Flower hundreds of yards in length. As I paint today I realize just how difficult it really is to make a work of Art. They by force, have a life of their own, it seems that to make a work of Art one has to grasp the uncontrollable. By the nature of my being, my creativity seems to fly off into a myriad of thoughts. They, so powerful, images arise like beings from another world. I am driven to bring them forth from my imagination and create them into reality as best I can.
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