A collector once said to me, "It seems you paint duplicates of your most popular pictures".
Rude? Yep. But he had a point. I do like to return to favorite spots. I wouldn't exactly say duplicates
The old factory housing up the road from the Beaver Mill is a theme I've played with many times. But the sky is always different. Sometimes there are leaves on the trees. Sometimes there is snow. The light is never the same. It's why I like to paint outdoors, to respond to what's at hand.
Monet (I can think of many others) painted the same tree silhouette at Giverny time after time. I wonder if anyone ever asked if he was painting duplicates of his most popular pictures?
Friday, August 13, 2010
it's been a busy summer, and in my various pursuits- producing a monthly cartoon strip for ask magazine, hanging 2 shows at studio21south, shows in becket and williamstown, and trying to get some time in to paint, etc- i have been negligent of posting on my blog.