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Monday, April 25, 2011

Where do roads lead?

Roads are interesting to paint. I've discovered that many people like paintings with roads and paths. Perhaps it gives a sense of adventure, or of going somewhere, anywhere. They lead off into the distance, and only your imagination tells you where it is going. It brings up personal memories and fine times for each individual. I find this idea fascinating in that I can convey an image, using my own emotions and perceptions that will bring out emotions or memories for you. And it doesn't matter what the reality of the place is. The only thing that matters is what you as an individual take away from it because of everything that you have experienced in your life up until this point. For instance it may invoke memories of playing word games during long car trips, or hot rides through the desert to go riding, or a place you desire to travel to. My paintings are only a starting place, and the rest is left to you.

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