So, what's an equine artist to do? Many of my peers are expanding their artistic repertoire in the wake of the stifling recession that put the kabosh on more than a few thriving careers. Experimentation's necessary course of action has produced these recent inventions:
|Islands of Lake George, oil on canvas, 8"x10"|
|Lobsterman, oil on canvas, 11"x14|
|Sherman Farm, oil on canvas, 8"x10"|
|Untitled (as yet), oil on canvas, 22"x24"|
I feel like I'm starting over in some respects. It's uncomfortable and although it's interesting to try new subjects, I'm not very secure regarding my motives and direction as an artist. After a couple of decades of branding myself as a "dynamic equine artist", where am I going with this? Will I still be able to apply an aesthetic of striving for excellence, a dialog of visual communication and convincingly convey my ideas in paint that will translate as...me?
It's good to step out of the box (I guess),