what next?

Posted on by Wess Foreman


As an artist, I am always learning and growing in my craft. I am always experimenting with new ideas, new techniques. I hope to never stagnate; that would be fatal. As a result, my work is always changing. My subject matter changes. My style evolves.

So at the end of every painting I face a simple but dire question: What next? And nine times out of ten, I do not have an immediate answer. I either dip back into old photos, retreading old ground, or I squander a day or two days . . . maybe an entire week without producing new work. And, to coin a phrase, this is no way to art!

So here's what you can do to help. Send me ideas. Send me snapshots to use as reference photos. Send me a list of your favorite paintings---my paintings or otherwise. Maybe you have a specific painting you'd like me to paint---whether you purchase it or not, I'd love to hear about it. comment on this blog post or email me directly:

I have posed this question in my newsletter [signup] and it will show up on my facebook page and via twitter. If you see me at an art market, you can answer the question face to face or on my sign-up sheet---I'd love it. Please help me answer the question, What next?