Well, I've officially finished my "Good Time Love" series. Cue celebratory video!
The next series will begin shortly... and as always I'll share it right here. As I keep saying on social media, it will be exactly the same but totally different.
Meanwhile, allow me to ramble and talk a little bit about why I paint what I paint.
I was recently talking to my mom on the phone, and she said this:
She went on to say that in order for a picture to be art, people need to be able to relate to it. If only the painter can relate to it, it is not really art. An artist must serve the audience in some way.
Part of why I paint about love is that I want to bring more love into the world. I do not have children, and due to my Grave's Disease it is hard to leave my home and serve other people in person, but I still wish to be of service to the world. I have only a few skills, but one of them is painting, so that is how I serve the world. I try to counter the depressing, dragging messages on the nightly news with an uplifting message of joy.
All of this is ridiculously hard to talk about, and I don't know why. It is so easy to make a painting, and then so hard to explain it. But that is the nice thing about making paintings with such a straightforward message: they don't need much explanation. Hopefully, you get it.