Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Strawberries, ~10x10 inches, oil with palette knife.
Because I was tired of sitting in my studio trying to imagine something to paint, I walked over to the grocery store and bought some summer strawberries. Somehow the act of painting something that I am actually looking at and observing closely is always liberating. After painting something real, I usually feel freed from whatever funk I am in. Real, rather than imagined or designed or altered subject matter always serves as a good touchstone for me.