28 May 2007

Painting Again

I started oil painting the Saturday after September 11th, 2001. Most every Saturday, except for summers. But I stopped to get myself done with grad school, and it's been a long, long, long time. Since... June 2005? Really?

So today I shoved some things around and... wow, does it feel good to get back into it, even if just by myself.

I normally find it rude to publicly message people, but in this case I've got to say thank you to Jilly for setting a good example, Dusty and Derek for the day at the Met, and Rinnie for the day of creativity.

I'm not done with the four projects I started today, but they got off to good starts and I have ideas.

I guess I didn't realize how much I'd missed being dirty and happy and exhilarated and just still inside.

Like Peter says, you need to reboot. (...he does his way; I do mine.)

A very good way to start the summer.

Here's a photo of what I think was the last one before now:

Portrait as Still Life, 2005


beth said...

i know you're not searching for compliments, but damn, you're talented. your painting is beautiful!

tmar89 said...

I tried painting like Issac from Heroes by rolling my eyes back and taking brushes to the wall to see if I can paint my future. And it worked. My future is a mess :)

Tracy said...

Hey! You make pretty pictures! Just when you think you know a person. Sheesh.