by Mike aka "Morphd Mohawk"
(Fort Worth, TX, USA)
I am very much a happy painter and love Mark's instruction and of course his work. Using his water methods that I see in this painting every time I happen to look at it, I am moved to leave it alone.
Originally painted on location at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, it was a quick study that I had planned to "finish" at the studio when I returned from this holiday as you say. However, every time I look at it, in its simplicity, I am moved to leave it alone. The little things in it speak so much to me, and my own work rarely does that. I will keep watching and reading Mark's advice, I really think he is a great inspirational teacher as well as amazing artist. I hope some day to make the trek to Australia to take one of his classes. Until then, I will keep reading, watching and applying what he shows us to my own work.