People "doing what people do" at the beach is one of my favorite subjects. I did this fairly quickly one morning this week and was pretty happy with it. It made a strong statement. Then today, I went back at it. I should know better. Whenever I do that, the painting looses it's freshness and sense of immediacy. I'm realizing that whenever I "go over" a nice thick purposeful brush stroke, I suck the life right out if it! You pretty much have to get it right the first time and then leave it alone. And that's tough!
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