I don't know about you, but I really get stoked on the freedom to go out and drive looking for a spot to paint. The excitement of discovery and seeing something in the moment. I don't know how else to describe it except that it fits the surfer in me looking for waves to ride. Something is out there, I just need to wait a let it come to me naturally. Both of these paintings are typical of being open to my surroundings and when the time is right, I set up and get painting. Painting smaller and being more mobile allows for instantaneous decisions like trying to paint a setting sun over the harbor. Forcing a spot to work for you and your painting usually makes for a bad painting and it turns painting into a chore. It should be a passion. Driven and determined to lock down with paint on canvas the visual emotions laid out before us. I'm not interested in capturing exactly what I see, but rather how I feel about the moment and the surroundings I find myself in.