I like to make an image that is so simple you can't avoid it, and so complicated you can't figure it out.
Realist painting has to do with leaving out a lot of detail. I think my painting can be a little shocking in all that it leaves out. But what happens is that the mind fills in what's missing . . . Painting is a way of making you see what I saw.
Part of what Im about is seeing how I can paint the same thing differently instead of different things the same way.
You usually want to get something out of a painting other than the ideas that you had in your head.
Painting seems an old man's business. After a certain time you're out of it, and you just paint masterpieces.
Most important, for openers, work six hours a day, seven days a week for six years. Then if you like it you can get serious about it.
If you're going to go for 'it' you have a common thing you share with other artists; that's desperation. You jump out a window style-wise. Try to put it together before you hit the ground.
Paint faster than you can think.
Make a painting you can work on for a long period, and make it look like it doesn't show any effort.
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