I have a wonderful young girl (6th grade) who comes to my studio on Tuesday afternoons for an hour to "just paint." We usually work side by side, on the same subject. She uses acrylics and I use oils, and today our surface was gessoed watercolor paper. I set up this bunch of bright red Ranunculus on a low stool, with the idea of getting a little abstract and have some fun. To me, these flowers scream SPRING! and it was so fun!
(She gets it!)
Funny thing. The ranunculus is a medicinal plant that comes from the Latin word rana which means "frog"!??
I am a full time oil painter living and working the South Shore of Boston. My goal as a painter is to say as much as I can, with as few "well placed" brushstrokes as possible. My paintings are intuitive and spontaneous, meant to engage the viewer in a specific moment in time.
This blog is designed to share a quick glimpse into my process of painting. All paintings are for sale by contacting the artist. firstname.lastname@example.org