acrylic on canvas

"Now I Can Make More Heart Paintings"

"Now I Can Make More Heart Paintings"

I began learning blacksmithing in 1998, studying and practicing with growing devotion. Years later, while still an artist-blacksmith, I began painting small canvases just to indulge my yen for color. I played with leaf prints (from  trees right outside the studio door) and with the heart motif. These first heart paintings were done right when I reached the age when my father had died of heart attacks. It’s not surprising that the heart was of concern to me. 

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