Recent Paintings - Screw the Concept.

 Just f&#%ing paint.  Blah. Blah. Blah.

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I am the type of painter who simply needs to paint, regardless of idea.   Stumbling upon a deeper concept, if it happens, organically evolves with the work.   

When not emotionally engaged with a specific subject matter, I always return to still life.   The most accessible objects are the ones on my painting table.  As I worked a painting deadline I became consumed with concept, agonizing over what the work was trying to say.  That anxiety was toxic to my painting.  One day in the studio I just screamed out loud to myself "screw the concept, just f&#%ing paint!"  I laughed and in that, accessed the freedom to continue...to paint just because.

These are completed works as well as a few in progress.