Both of these improvisations were inspired by the Metolius River. Neither look remotely like what I saw. I made my own 'nature'.
I`ve lived my whole adult life near beautiful landscapes and expressing my affection and respect is pretty much what I`ve done with my 60 years. Yet ultimately I`m just moving color around a flat surface. That I want to do this so exclusively and passionately seems very odd and very lucky. No indecision.
Through Pinterest I`ve learned more about a New England painter I was vaguely familiar with, Jon Imber. He died recently of ALS. This is one of his glorious paintings;
Here is a video of him after his diagnosis. Look what he did to keep working. This deep impulse to create is a profound gift.
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