Does Subject Matter?


I think so.

When I have some attachment
or passion for a subject,
it usually shows in the work!

Girls Night Out.jpg

Girls Night In
12 x 20 acrylic and oil stick

I’ve always been fascinated by chickens
and could watch them for hours.
Their shapes and body language are so
expressive, making them fun subjects to paint.

Whenever I paint to fulfill someone else’s vision;
a commission, a gallery owner, a juror, an instructor;
the work tends to feel stiff and dishonest.

So I’ve learned to try to just “paint what I love”.
I got out my “Images to Paint” file and found these gals,
owned by a dear friend mine,
(who happens to have three girls.)