It was 3 years ago this month (April 19th to be exact) when I picked my paintbrushes up for the first time in nigh-on 20 years! This painting (below) was one of the first I did to see if I could still remember how to paint (like riding a bike, I was quickly reminded it’s much more about instinct and feel rather than technique and thought).
A comedy classic! Planes, Trains and Automobiles. John Candy left us way too soon.
This was also one of the first paintings I did where I added my ‘signature’ slashes vertically over the nearly finished art. Quite a crazy move in hindsight! They’ve since become my trademark. I can’t even remember consciously doing them. Even now, I more ‘feel’ it rather than think it. Guess it’s the gut-brain level where maybe true art comes from?