The Petite Voyage. Very Little Oils
About the little oils (3 X 4”, 4 X 5” and 5 X 7“), I’ve always had a fondness for little amateur landscapes that I have admired in Paris flea markets. Naive and honest but without an awareness of art markets or the like.
An old saying has it that artists are art collectors that can’t afford to buy art. In that vein, I have painted my own personal collection of art most usually made by shut-ins and old deep-country widows. About the naive part, I’m generally not, but somewhere in the midst of painting several hundred very little paintings, I drifted far away from the fast lane world and entered into a very sweet and simple place.