Very Different Paintings
When I first started to paint I wanted like most others to make something recognisable in a pleasing setting such as a boat on a lake or a beautiful sunrise on a crisp morning. That was good but over time I realised that this art was like many others, the art world is drenched with familiar paintings in particular styles - I did not want to follow that path, I wanted to be different.
The more an artist paints the more likely it is they develop their own "signature" that can set them apart from others but it does not always happen. In my own case it took real effort to paint as I really wanted to paint. To be honest I was not sure and that self doubt together with pressure from family and friends to conform created a real challenge. It was surely worth the challenge and now I am confident and the thought of painting like others is really unatractive.
During my journey some wild paintings appeared - paintings that did not fit at the time. These can be very informative to the artist and certainly worth recording. Here are some of my very different paintings created during my journey...