This has been a wild week of painting, I have done 9 paintings this week and hope to get 3 more in today. It’s good to be productive and busy like this, very healthy. I was in Abiqui, NM yesterday and painting some good work that I’ll post soon. I miss the water and went to Abiqui Lake to paint, quite amazing. This horse painting was something I did several days ago. I’m starting to see that there’s some good brush stroke work giving the subject some life. Though the color is more realistic, there’s a certain mystical quality that I enjoy as well. I’m starting to get into painting animals and would like to do more. I only paint what moves me, and I hunt for subjects like a lion hunts a gazelle. There is a certain primal quality I like about finding the right subject to paint, but how I look at life, I can see a scene and in my mind, I think “That will make a great painting!”. I do this often, more than not. It’s cool when you see your work growing and I do believe it’s going in the right direction. I would love to take a workshop or have a mentor to take it to the next level. Plus I can write about this experience and post it as well. I feel there’s much social/artistic responsibility to be a professional artist. Painting is the main thing, but there’s so many factors that come out of it. Aside from painting, I’m a poet, writer, blogger, photographer, web designer, philosopher, and teacher. Father, philanthropist, talk-show host could all be future titles one day, who know. All of these titles are natural extensions of my being, it’s just a part of who I am. Next time I think my life is boring, I’ll try to think of all of these things.
That will make a great painting!
by Joshua Lance | Aug 14, 2009