"Zen" 24x30 Oil on Canvas
I must admit that I'm new to this whole blogging thing. Even though I've always loved to write my thoughts down on paper, the blog is somewhat of a foreign concept. Is it like a journal? A letter? It seems that it's a little of both. I get to write my thoughts and you get to read mine. And it's out there for everyone to see.
Painting has been my passion for a number of years now. I love holding the brush and and scooping up globs of oil paint. Applying the paint to canvas, as any artist knows, can seem almost like a religious experience when you are in the zone. Time flies by and I'm not even aware of how hot or cold I might be feeling. It doesn't seem to matter. Painting can become so engrossing. I've heard it said that every painting requires two thousand decisions for the artist to make. I believe it.
"Zen" was just such a painting for me. I enjoyed every moment of creating this piece because I felt at peace with the subject matter and color combinations.