|24x24 oil on wood|
I found it interesting that I was labeled an "interpretive plein air painter" in the article about my work. Here's the Link. It's funny, I do realize, when I am at the plein air competitions, that my work does not look like the other work. I don't intentionally try to make this happen. Yet, I have always felt I was distilling and seeking the essence of the landscape. I guess that is interpreting.
When on location I try to feel my place, thus I prefer to be a "frequent flyer" and simply return to the same places time and time again. I guess it is not really about the place. Or the place is so well known to me I can discard the "place" and paint. Does that make sense? Maybe I am an odd match for plein air competitions, but I just LOVE to paint on location (as well as in the studio.) What do you think? How do you see/paint?