The older I have become and as my artwork matures the more my heart yearns to create. This yearning becomes a passion and my true emotions flow out of me as I paint. When you create, I believe you have to open yourself up and reach deep within to really get a feel for what you're all about and what you hope to say or express in your painting. Then everything you paint becomes real to you and for the viewer anything is possible. I paint for just that reason. It is a wonderful feeling to share my imagination and emotions with people through my paintings.
As far as my personal life goes, My life with my muse, Nadine continues to be magical and there isn't a day that goes by when I don't think of the life I've been given and the gift I've been given to create. I thank the Lord for that. The road for me has just begun and there is still much to paint. I may need a faery or two to help me hold my brush when I am old and grey but in the meantime I will let the paint flow and the imagination soar. "I have a lifetime to paint, with a subject matter that is endless, with one goal in mind, and that is, to keep the child in all of us. " -J.B.
While I've still been in the process of working on two books and some commission work, I have found a little time to try something new and something different...something to help me loosen up a little bit and just have fun with and that something is oil painting. It is very different than painting with watercolor but I am finding a lot of joy in doing it. I thought I'd share a few paintings that I did in the past few days. Each one measures 5x7 inches and I've been painting them in one sitting of about 2 hours each. I've been posting them for sale at the Brownieman Shoppe on Etsy in case any of you are interested. I hope you like them!