today i had a quick chat with tamara, a painting professor here at stout.
we were talking about my paintings and my figures and the objects that are in the back. she said, you are definitely a still-life painter.
i thought about that, and i'm not sure when this happened. but i do enjoy painting objects and the details. this could've taken place:
a) when i painted my grandfather's boots, but was too determined to paint people?
b) when tamara assigned us last semester to paint something from life every day, i did little objects and slowly fell in love.
c) subconsciously when i was sleeping one night
d) all thee above
then i said (without thinking) i like painting objects because they're a more forgiving than the figure.
i'm so honest with myself sometimes it's scary. . .