And Other Things
I came to landscape painting and other odd subjects last, which is interesting considering how much of my life I’ve spent outdoors. Back then, I was advised to stick to the figure and florals in order to develop more quickly career-wise, but I just couldn’t do it. Sometimes something totally unexpected jumps out at me, or the abstract bug bites. And the outdoors? It’s the most magnificent cathedral on earth. I am closest to God there, so when I get the chance, I paint en plein aire. The results are freshest and most closely in tune with what I experience there.
So I load my trusty Mabef Backpacker’s easel (also called a half-French), my India ink pen, my Richeson Series 7000 flat brushes, and my Stephen Quiller watercolors in my backpack and go. Life is good.