For many years I concentrated on painting as beautifully as possible. That meant perfecting technical skills, as well as picking subject matter, and meant obsessively working to find just the right color, shape, and light to show the beauty. 

I love those paintings. Some are still here on this web site and many have happily found new homes.

Been there and done that

Time for some excitement 

...with more expression put into the physicality of the paint - brush strokes, that is.

Look closely and the details magically scatter. Back up and the beauty is in the whole experience of the painting. It’s paint for painting’s sake.

© Jan Hoppe 2019