The end of summer

Long Lake, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn.

Another thing I talked with my neighbor about was, basically, the idea of why paint. He had asked me what I do with all the work I produce. Do I hang it on my walls, store it, give it away?

I sell it! Or rework it! And sell it! I don’t do it to sell, rather I sell it so I can do more. It’s that straight forward.

I’m often asked if it is hard to let go of a painting. Sometimes. If I still have more to learn from it. If I haven’t yet understood it. But the need to move on is stronger, usually, so I don’t let many paintings stay around. The ones I have kept are small and often the first of a new idea. The bigger ones have to find themselves a proper home.

About leyaevelyn

About thirty years ago, I moved from New York City to rural Nova Scotia. For an artist, it is a good place to live. Spacious and quiet. Despite the beautiful scenery and frequently grey skies, my abstract paintings focus on color, its expressive qualities and how it creates form and space.
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