I love the blank canvas. What I feel might be similar to when a writer faces the blank page. Mystery, wonder, excitement, fear, curiosity, promise.
I sit in my studio and listen to music or an audiobook and I dive in. Although I have a plan, what happens next is a mix of my interpretation, the technique I use, and what the paint does.
As for subjects, my goal is to capture the purest essence of a person, an animal, or even a vegetable!
While the stroke changed the way I handle my materials, painting is the one thing I know I can do. I can’t run, hike, or even drive that far any longer— BUT, I am very grateful for my time in the studio.