I've been having a ton of fun recently, doing a lot of painting and not worrying about how I paint. It's very freeing with my new philosophy (or rather, an old philosophy that I am rediscovering). I really used to not care at all about anything except creating a drawing or painting that pleases me. And I believe I've done some of my best work with this mentality. No one can tell me that my medium isn't right or the palette I use is wrong, because I know I'm capable as a painter either way. Enough worrying about how you do things or why, do what you want. I saw my old cat sitting my the front door, so I did this quick pastel sketch. I like it and that's what matters.
You may see also that I have taken some paintings down from my website and reorganized some things also. Some of that old work isn't what I am truly about as an artist. Stay tuned for new work and new paintings that are coming straight from my heart. So don't play by the rules, do work that pleases you. Avoid the manipulation that is so tempting. But also don't manipulate others. Don't even listen to me.