The painting I often use as my signature piece is an example of classical realism -- or as close to it as I'm capable of getting:
|A Place of Wonder, Mark Junge|
I thought for a long time that once an artist achieves this skill level, doing something way different or simple -- like abstract expression -- wouldn't even be considered:
|Morning Fjord, Silvia Vassileva|
Yet, I've gotten to a point where classical realism has become almost "too hard" to do...it involves an amazing amount of drudgery and time to execute. I guess I'm getting tired in my old age, and I don't seem to have the energy to make paintings like A Place of Wonder anymore.
I'm not planning on quitting that style, however. Not yet. But I'm finding I spend less time than ever before on painting these days. I don't seem to enjoy painting, although I still love the final results.
We'll see how it goes. But don't be surprised if I start mixing in other styles of painting with the classical realism stuff!