Monday, December 3, 2012

Young Man Tired of his Hometown

oil on board

"Young Man Tired of his Hometown" says it all, but I could have alternatively titled this "Dreaming of Distant Lands"- but how corny would that be? Corny, but absolutely and positively true.

Over the past month or two I've tried to get back to still life, and have either not felt inspired enough to begin, or happy enough with my attempts to keep from wiping it out. I'm mystifed by this, as I spent almost half a year in 2011 just painting vegetables! My gut feeling about this is that paintings of figures can have more of an emotional impact, and that is what I am after.