The other night I decided to try something different. I thought it might help to get away from the subject matter I had been painting and do something entirely different....so I went into the house and grabbed two clementines, got some leaves out of the yard and put them on the window sill over my palette. This is the result. What I gained from that exercise is the awareness that painting is all about shapes, value, composition, color and their relationships to each other. That's it. The subject matter can be anything....or nothing at all.
I am interested in painting people just being themselves. The interaction between people is facinating to me. My formal studies in art have emphasized the figure in painting and drawing.
The Studio: Anna Maria Island, FL
John Collette Fine Art: Highlands, NC