Friday, August 08, 2014

it just happens


You can plan. 
You can sketch.
You can paint.

But, sometimes, something just happens when you're working on a painting.

This is not from a photograph or any one place in New Mexico.

It started as a road and just evolved into a beautiful 
somber painting that makes me want to sing.

One of those serendipitous moments that rarely happen.

My eye runs from the red in the road through the curve of the landscape
and up to the little spot of red on the tree on the far right.

This is what makes painting worthwhile to me.
That sweet little moment of saying to myself, "Wow, I did that?
And then thinking, "Wow, I really did that!"

To see the five new Retro Challenge paintings, click HERE.
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