encaustic and paper on birch 18x24
I'm feeling a bit like my art is defining itself... finally. Yet, when I go to post photos of what I'm up to each week - they are bird paintings as of late. The thought kinda makes me unsettled a bit and wonder how I've come down the road to have a "specialty". Do I really want to be known as a bird painter? It certainly wasn't my intent. My intent is to just paint whatever comes to mind. I guess that lately, birds are my thing. I'm not interested in fighting that idea because I really am enjoying what I'm doing. But, at the same time, I'm not ready to settle into a "specialty" quite yet. So, I'm mixing it up this week and flexing my creative spirit a little and painting other than birds - Two Dungeness crabs on a vintage sailing chart. The crabs actually came to mind from this earlier post where I was thinking of doing some of the star constellations.
I did a live demo last week. I took my palettes and wax and set up to show people what it is that I do. It was really fun and I realized that I like being out in public talking to people about art and creativity and painting. Have a good Friday everyone - September will be here before we know it - so enjoy!