|"On the Edge" 11x14 oil on linen panel|
I paint a lot of paintings, I have been painting a lot of paintings for a long time. Some find homes and that is good. However, there are many painters painting many, many paintings. I go to Facebook and I am inundated with image after image of wonderful paintings being painted everyday. I visit online galleries and other artists websites until I am on sensory overload and my head is spinning and I realize I am one little painter in a vast sea of painters.
I am thankful for every person who sees one of my paintings and perhaps for a moment shares my inspiration and the enthusiasm and optimism I felt while painting it but in the final analysis I have to paint for myself. That has to be enough. If I work to be successful, known, a famous artist then I won't know what to paint. It will make me nuts! Ah, the tortured artist. That makes me a real one right?