He looks towards the future and doesn’t think much about the past. He get’s excited about what’s new and dislikes the boring mundane of the routine. He’s a creative problem solver and can easily see the big picture.
Last week was such a challenge. I have so many things that I need to do around the house and yet I desperately need to paint as well. Each day I think, “Should I paint or should I clean out my closet?”, “Should I paint or straighten up?”. The holidays are just around the corner and I feel the pressure to “get things done”. Yet, I still need to work in my studio.
So, last week, I chose to paint most of the time, this week I hope I can accomplish some things around the house as well as getting a few paintings done.
This is the second in a series of paintings that I’m doing called the “I” series. For some time, I’ve been working on another series called “Tribal”, the idea of belonging to a community. The “I” series, for me, is about the gifting of the unique person, each named for traits that begin with the letter “I” that I admire in others.
To me, this painting speaks of an individual with a burning desire to learn, to grow, to understand and to seek wisdom. I love to see this kind of hunger in a person. It’s not about being a rocket scientist, it’s about a passion to learn.
On a personal level, I’m enjoying my time in the studio more than I have in a long time. My trip must have had a greater impact on me than I had realized. I thought I would come back and paint from all my photos, cityscapes and what-not. But, instead, I’m going a completely different direction. It seems Paris inspired me in a whole different way. Travel is good for the soul!