I thought I would do a quick post paying homage to my early years as an artist. Some of these works span back a decade so it is very surreal doing a post about them now. The reason is that one has to study ones past to know where they are headed (haha spoken like a true art history nerd like I am).
My early work was very illustrative. Very linear. I was more concerned about rendering and true to life capture, then I was with other things like brush control and spontaneity. I think that the biggest difference between my work now and then is in the amount of time I spend before I start a work and amount of the time it takes me to complete it. Now a lot more time is spend studying a model then completing the piece, where as before it was the other way around. I’m sure a lot of you will look at my early stuff and say, wow it’s better then now, and that’s okay. For me what’s most important is the journey along the way and not necessarily the end result; and I don’t remember that I’ve had as much fun as I do know painting….It’s messy, fun and every now and again and get an occasional wow..God bless..