Old Holland and Windsor & Newton Oil on 16"x20" canvass.
I recently painted this still life which I have titled 'The Artist's Journey'. Everything in the picture is something meaningful to me and my journey as an artist. The framed pictures in the background hold some of my old work, they represent where I've come from. The wooden box is my pochade box which I use for painting outside, en plein air. That and the paint brushes in the jar represent me now painting and doing plein air work. The violin represents what I've had to give up in order to give more of my life to art. And the book represents my learning and my future ambitions. It is Richard Shmid's Alla Prima II, my favorite art book from which I have already learned so much, and continue to do so every time I open it. As I was painting this I tried to keep all I recalled from the book in my mind. And it was amazing when a few times I applied principles I had learned and it worked! I still have a long way to go, but it's encouraging to know that I'm learning.
So, in all, this painting is of my journey as an artists. Shows where I've come from, where I am, where I'm headed and what I've had to let go on the way.
This painting is for sale. I would like to keep it. But I've got to keep space on my walls for paintings to come, not to mention earning enough to keep myself supplied with materials. If you are interested in purchasing 'The Artist's Journey' please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org