There's not too many things in the world as wonderful as spreading smooth oils on a canvas, stroke by stroke, just like you do on the trim of your windows. But in a painting there's all those colors to use and mix and you put each brush stroke wherever you see fit to make a composition. And that composition is unique to the artist. That feels good! And the possibilities? Well, if they aren't infinite, then they sure are getting close.
The paintings above were done in 2005 during an era of enthusiasm in the midst of other activities. The paintings below are older, done from the late 70's through the 90's. There's a hardy number of other paintings that never got finished, evidence of one of my devils. Sloth.