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 (www.erinbuxtonphotography.com) 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.