Monday, June 14, 2010

Plain old Plein Air Painting

A week ago painting comrades Bill and George and I returned from several days out in some mountains and valleys of the amazing BC interior. We painted a bunch and laughed a bunch and I can't think of much that could be better. I'm posting some of my paintings and what we were looking at.

Every painting I make has a bit of a story, either an in-depth break down of it's evolution or an excuse for it. I have often seen that when I think my work is clever and cunning I discover it is old. I'm sure it is clever but it's been done by someone else somewhere and sometimes done-to-death. All of the masters I have emulated I am better off ignoring and just follow my nose. That is not to say I am above pilferring; I can't help it. Creativity is fluid; anyone who sees something and likes it, stores it and eventually it shows itself.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Carey..your paintings are really really good!
    How have you been? When did you move away?
    Ive been trying to get in touch with you...give me a call - we built a fence together once.
    Peter Morrow