Over the last three years, I have begun to push myself to see how far I can take a painting. By that I mean if there isn’t something quite right with it, I continue working on it until everything in the painting is the best I can possibly do at the current skill level that I have. This is different than the attitude of “They don’t pay me enough for this.” I think that type of attitude is the thing that keeps so many people back from living up to their full potential in this life. Being willing to endure anything in order to reach my desired result, will ensure that the best art I am capable of creating leaves my studio with a feeling of satisfaction from a job well done. Often times, people ask a question like, “How long did that take you to paint?” My lifetime should be the answer, but it depends on the piece. My painting “Blueglass” took almost two years to complete. It might have been good enough a year earlier, but I asked myself if this was going to be in the palace of the King of Kings, would I want something that was half baked hanging in those halls representing me? So I painted it as if it was going to be hanging in such a place of honor. It doesn’t mean it’s the best painting in the world, but it does mean that I gave it my all and was the best that I was able to produce at the time. The best painting I have ever done is the one on the easel currently. This painting will inform the next and that one will be the best, and so on, and so on. So if you are lucky enough to acquire a painting from me you are purchasing the best that I have to give.