From back in spring, here is a still-life of apple blossoms from my garden. When I finished this piece, I thought that I had totally missed the subject. So, I turned it face in towards the wall, way in the studio corner, and just left it, actually forgetting all about it. After I recently found it again and took another look, maybe I didn't miss the subject by too far after all. Sometimes it's really hard to be objective about a painting, especially when you have just exited its "furnace of creation." On pieces that I feel unsure of, I've learned that letting them sit and percolate, out of sight, nearly always produces something when seen them again with a fresh eye. Moral of the story, "don't throw that painting out just yet!"
After years of traveling and living in all sorts of interesting places, I've once again relocated, this time to a spectacularly beautiful area in North Central Texas. You can spot me almost anywhere on location, as I continue to primarily paint en plein air. I'm currently a member of the American Impressionist Society, The Oil Painters of America, The Laguna Plein Air Panters, The International Plein Air Painters and The Outdoor Painters Society