I finished a painting yesterday. I photographed it and sent off the "jpg" to apply to a national juried show. There is such a feeling of accomplishment when you go through this process and come out the other side. It is a chance at recognition and at validation for this thing which you do.
Much of the time as an artist you are alone. And there comes a point where you need and even crave a response, any response, to what you are doing. Is what you are doing, worth doing? Occasionally, you know the answer to that, even if it is only valid until the next time you put brush to canvas.
Pat Greenwell is an artist. A painter and sometimes poet, he has been searching the New Mexico desert for a couple of years now, looking for lost possibilities and probable intentions.
"...mostly stream-of-consciousness stuff, you know...