• Tom (owner/artist)

What to paint?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021

As other artist often do, I struggle with ideas for paintings. I draw a great deal of inspiration from my other half ( and her unique eye for cool pictures. When I decide what to paint, it often is based on multiple pieces of criteria. First, do I like the picture? Second, do I think other people would like the painting enough to purchase it? Third, what is the complexity and how would I approach it? Lastly, do I think I could do the painting justice (a question I rarely answer with a "no")? This is aside from any commission I am asked to do which I have only refused one ( a hexagonal map of some video game - not my style).

So.....with that huge introduction to this blog......What would you request me to paint if given one choice?


Two of my latest paintings.

On the left - my hometown courthouse in Dubuque, Iowa.

On the right - The beach at Washington Park in Anacortes.

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