"Chimney Lagoon." gouache on paper, 19 X 19, 2013.
This painting was truly a labor of love. It was not an easy-breezy painting, seeing as I challenged myself to work in a new format...square with little white space surrounding the image. I feel like I succeeded. There were times when I wanted to die, times when I wanted to throw my paintbrushes into the garbage disposal and chug a bottle of Makers Mark...but I didn't. I harnessed my chi, focused, and look what popped out of me...a painting.