Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches
I'm not sure I could have painted this before I started doing the abstract paintings that have become so important to me as a daily painter. That's not to say I couldn't do something equally good. It's not that it's better than the way I would have done it before. It's more about meeting a challenge, reaching a goal. Learning something new and growing a bit. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Looking back over some of my earlier pieces, I realize that I have, in fact, painted much like this on occasion. But not deliberately. Not confidently. Now, I'm becoming secure in the knowledge that I will be able to repeat the technique intentionally, whenever needed. That's a darn good feeling!