Friday, June 22, 2012

Baby Was Here- original oil painting on canvas board- 8x10
"Baby was here" pretty much says it all. Peanut has been here quite a bit lately and I absolutely love it! I've been thinking a lot about what inspires me, as the hardest thing for me ( as far as painting goes) is getting started and deciding what to paint. I've always thought, "well, I don't really have anything significant to say. I don't have a story to tell". But, actually, I think what speaks to me the most clearly are the everyday things that I tend disregard, miss, pass over, etc. I always tell my students that practically everything you come into contact with on a daily basis was designed by an artist and anything found in nature is art in its purest form. So, why not celebrate those everyday things- things that you see everyday, things that you touch everyday, things that you use everyday? Sharing these things through my paintings and other work is my way of, hopefully, getting the viewer to celebrate them as well. And, for now, that's my story.

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