So, Sheridan (remember, the owner of A Jeweler's Art Gallery) called me and let me know she was sold out of my enameled earrings. Cool, huh?! So it was time to crank up the kiln and get that torch lit. It was lots of work, and I had to put the oil paints up for a few days, but I had lots of fun. I always enjoy using my powertools.
Sunflowers in Cobalt Blue Vase, Oil on 5 "x7" Linen Panel SOLD Private Collection in San Saba, TX First, I must say that everything I paint is because I absolutely love. I don't like to paint things that I don't find to be attractive to me for one reason or another. Sometimes it's sentimental reasons and other times it's as simple as beautiful colors or the texture. Either way, it's something that I want to capture and stare at for long periods of time. I want to study it and how it affects the environment around it, as in the case of Sunflowers in Cobalt Blue Vase does. In that respect, I feel ALL my paintings are a labor of love. More often than not, I have to create a painting, wipe it all down, and start all over again if something is just not working. Some never get completed and I just end up painting something totally different on that panel. Then there are some, that I just have to paint, no matter how much trouble they are giving