Saint Greg

Saint Greg 8x10

Greg’s another powwow friend who was kind enough to let himself be canonized at my easel. It’s the first oil painting of a saint I’ve done, and I’m really happy with it. After 50+ years of painting with acrylics, I’m still trying to figure out oils.

This one took me forever mostly because I lost interest in these kinds of paintings. When the gallery that I was going to have a one man show in went out of business the first of last year, it really knocked the wind out of my sails. It shouldn’t have thrown me so badly, but it did. Coupled with my ADHD and ongoing long term struggles with depression, it made finishing this one much harder than just getting used to oil paints.

However, I’ve found some natural supplements that have worked wonders for the mental gremlins, and after working on StoryStarterz for several months, I’m ready to change things out again. Maybe. That’s the old ADHD — get bored, move on, circle back later.

OK, so I don’t have that consistency that a lot of artists strive for (and achieve!), and I know it’s a business liability, but that’s the reality of it, and my fans will like it all, or just this part or that, and I’m finally OK with that, because… well, what’s the point of beating your head against a brick wall of reality? As Popeye said, “I yam what I yam.”


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