I don’t post a lot, usually only when it’s convenient or if I feel I have something to say. But my usual pace has been off, I’ve been on the road a bunch. Off to Hawaii and last week spent a week in Wekiva Springs for the annual paint out there. Now I have so much crap to write about it’s silly. So get ready for a blog bombing run of biblical proportions. First up is this interior that I did for a gallery I’m in on Park Avenue in my home town. They carry a lot of paintings on the walls and a lot of home stuff on the floors, it’s a cool place and I like busy interiors so I went in and did this 16×20 in two trips. One of the things I like is a challenge, in this case it’s making order out of chaos. Landscapes are fun and now with this great weather a joy to create but these busy little interiors really force me to design. What I look for is a way to create a hierarchy of items, sort of a #1,2, 3, 4 of importance. If everything shares the same level of dominance then it becomes like one of those roadside billboards for attorneys with too many images and too much type and junk and stuff… no flow. So your brain just shuts it right down and you drive on by. The lamp is first, the center of interest, then the book and then the red things and then the background. It’s all about eye flow.