|Cover Art via Flickr Commons.|
Listen via Spotify / Tumblr.
|Via Sous Style.|
|Flat Iron and Hunter's Home.|
|Moo's Cows and Dusk.|
|Brienne working en Plein Air.|
|A Plein Air set up and Black Moshannon.|
|Shorty's House and Whitehall Fields.|
9. What is your favorite piece you've ever made and why?
Boy, this is the toughest question you have asked. I don’t think I can pick one favorite. I have many for various reasons. Each one reminds me of either a place or time in my life. Also, I am always looking forward to the next painting…
However, two that stand out in my mind are ‘Discussing Grandpa’s House’ and ‘Garek’. My painting, ‘Discussing Grandpa’s House’, I painted from a photo I took of a wonderful old house down the street from where I live. No, it is not my grandfather’s house, but my grandfather had passed away earlier that year. The man that owns the house has been placed in a rest home, so it has fallen under disrepair, but I love it. With the experience of my own grandfather, I could just imagine the family’s discussion of what to do with the house after their father/grandfather passes away. This is something that happens in many families at one point or another. My other painting that I like, ‘Garek’, is a painting of my youngest son. I like it not just because it is a painting of my son, but the method I used. I actually painted this during a workshop I took. The artist was giving us ideas for mixed media paintings. This was done with watercolor, fluid acrylics, and oil pastel. I think I like this painting because it was so fun to paint. I have done others paintings with this method, but I love this one because it just seemed to paint itself. That is an exciting, but rare event. This is one of those paintings that I will never sell.
|Way's Fruit Farm.|
|Painting Demo and Finished Piece, Autumn Morning.|
|Discussing Grandpa's House.|