this may not come as a shock to those of you that really know me, but i am not the world's biggest fan of painting. first of all, i am terrible at it. second of all, i just prefer prints! which is why i am a printmaker, i suppose. i'm sure it came out of some kind of cycle of learning about the medium, and then loving it more, and learning it and then just not really caring if i ever saw anything else in my life. i sometimes get stuck in ruts like that.
however! there are some painters out there that i like. rachel austin, for example. i want to move to portland and be her friend. she is probably the person who i have watched online the longest, without ever actually introducing myself. anyway, so she is great, and she often features other artists on her blog. and last week, when i saw the paintings of kelly neidig, i was so taken with her use of color and lines, and the way she divides her canvas. i think they are lovely.