At this time last year, August 4th, the Boy and I went on our trip to New Mexico.
This was a transformative for me spiritually and artistically. The trip inspired me to approach my landscape paintings with a more rugged, full and lush technique. I’ve also decided to concentrate more fully on my career as an artist. I’m committed to painting for a living, while staying true to my day job as a CNC Machinist.
The trip strengthened the bond between my son and me. We love to talk about the sights and good times we had. We’re both anticipating the next chance we can get to go to the wonderful South West United States!
As I reflect on the trip, I also reflect on the art. So much of it has sold, enough so that I need and want to make more.
I displayed in Marquette, MI’s prestigious Art on the Rocks Art Fair last weekend. I did pretty well! This coming weekend, August 10 and 11, I’ll show at The Eagle Harbor (MI)Art Fair. Next year I want to do more, out of town shows.
One annoying side effect of this trip is this incessant infection of the travelling bug. I can hardly sit still! Yesterday, my poor neighbor cut my grass while I was on a road trip. My bathroom is somewhere in between torn-apart and redone. My house needs paint. That’s ironic!
I wanted to share with you some of the work that was inspired by this trip. You can click on the images to go to the original post. Or just enjoy them here!