I love both themes and I find it very refreshing moving back and forth between them. In many ways I see them as helping and complimenting each other. It's like the landscapes work helps to ground my fantasy type work and the make-believe slightly off kilter way of seeing and using light keeps my landscapes a bit...Orwickish? I'm not sure how to explain it, but just slightly magical I guess is what I would be after, real, but not quit. It is not exactly what I see, but more of how I feel and wish I saw. I want to keep a slightly childish awe in all I create, if only for me.
I still need to decide what the focus of the written aspects of the blog is going to be.
My day to day activities ( a daily diary) are in no way compelling enough, so I was thinking I would aim it towards collectors and art loving would be collectors, with a sprinkling of lessons or discussions of how I use the oil paints. My thoughts on what makes good art, and how art speaks to people in so many different ways.
I would love to start doing something in the vein of a painting a day,or a painting most days, showing my plein air work and studio sketches and how I test and plan for my bigger works.
I'm taking a weeklong vacation, to do painting up in southern Oregon, and I'll use this time to kind of brainstorm and to clarify what direction this blogging experiment should take.
Old Edo Tree 11x14" oils on canvas by Michael Orwick