"Coyote" is 10x8, oil on canvas panel.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
One of the most difficult things I've had to deal with as a painter is, on occasion, letting go of my tight "photo-realism" techniques and smacking paint down with broad strokes of a bigger brush. There is a great deal of freedom that comes with versatility. I like the idea of being able to choose my painting style as my subject (or my artistic vision) dictates. This painting style is quite challenging for me... and I think that's one of the reasons I find it so rewarding. I struggle with the liberal use of color... a boundary that once conquered, I think will translate nicely into my more detailed work.