I remember almost a decade ago when Norene and I visited Paris with our son-in-law Will, our daughter Jennifer, and their kids Ashley, Zach, and Natalie. We did all of the fun stuff there. We went up the Eiffel Tower. We ate at outdoor restaurants. I loved seeing the artist’s stalls at Montmartre. We visited the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay. I enjoyed a ride down the Seine. The kids loved to climb all over everything. This painting is of Norene with Will and Jennifer’s family standing along the Seine River.
I’ve tried to portray the sun shining on them. You can see light on their left sides. There is light coming through slits in the bridge. Probably the main thing I have done is painting shapes. Look at the white skirt on Jennifer. It has shapes that are different colors. The whole painting is just a bunch of shapes.
I believe in having fun while painting. That’s what I did with this picture. I just slapped the paint on the canvas. I don’t care what anyone else thinks about it. It’s great as far as I’m concerned.