The constant dilemma of an artist — trying to balance marketing and actual painting. It’s hard to strike a balance. All I really want to do is paint, but I realize that I have to market — otherwise I’ll be on the streets with a ton of plein air paintings in my lap. The two paintings here are of the same location. The one below is painted in early Spring — before the leaves were back on the trees. You can see I took some editorial license and eliminated some trees. Just learning that that’s part of my job. I don’t “have” to paint everything that I see. I can rearrange things or take them out entirely. New concept since I’ve spent so many years just trying to recreate what’s in front of me in a pleasing fashion.
One of the wonderful things about painting. Always something to learn — you never stop!