I don’t know, I was doing a lot of experimenting with my acrylic painting then and I just kind of made up a lot of the images up on the spot, I also may have been the slightest bit lets say ‘impaired’ during the painting process of this mural and I am sure that has something to do with their final result. The goldfish and the red fire newt where based on these sketches I had made over the years when I was interested in maybe illustrating children’s books rather than painting, however this never came to fruition because I just ended up redrawing the same subjects over and over again and never came up with anything else. Oh well, I like where I am now a whole lot better, that type of illustrative art just kept my wheels spinning, now I do not over stylize anything, I just try to paint what I see before me and this works out better because in this way I never run into that brick wall mentally like I did with my illustration. Just the same, I like them and all but I can gauge in them how much I have improved with my painting and how much more in control I feel when I am doing my artwork.
February 15, 2014