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American Fork, Utah, USA
To work on Honeybee I had to focus on small sections at a time or I got overwhelmed. I say I worked on small sections at a time, but that is only partly true. I also had to keep the entire painting in mind…it’s hard to explain. Let me try: It’s like cooking a huge dinner. You cook one or two dishes at a time but you have the whole meal in your mind from the beginning; you make sure the flavors are going to work and dishes with different cooking times finish at the same time. What can I say? Painting is like cooking.
The most rewarding thing about painting Honeybee was coming into my studio late at night after it was finished, and seeing it lit up on the easel from across the room. It looked so real. But up close it is so alive with brushwork and color. It hung at an art show within a month of completion; an art collector saw it from the other side of the gallery, crossed the room, looked at it up close, and told me he had to buy it. You can look into this painting and forget you are inside.