For my latest painting I decided to go big. This is paint pen on a 24″ x 30″ canvas panel.

A lot of people ask me how I come up with these ideas. To be perfectly honest…I don’t really. Have you ever been driving home and then all of the sudden you get home and you can’t remember getting there? Sort of like auto-pilot, right? Well, creating a painting like this is sort of similar. Generally I’ll start out with a vague idea of what I’m going to be making. I’ll trace out some rough lines in pencil for the basic shapes of everything. Then I pretty much get to sit back and watch the fun. I don’t plan out any details, I don’t worry about what colors to use, I don’t stress over an errant pen mark, I just allow the painting to happen and during that time the painting just allows me to be. Its a very soothing process in which I pretty much get to watch my pen move across the canvas. Most of the time I’m just a surprised at the finished product as the people who view my art.

I think a lot of people have experiences like this when they are doing something they are passionate about.

I’d love to hear if anyone relates and has a story of their own!