My research shows that there are two reasons to do another version of the same painting: because it’s not selling (van Gogh) or because it is selling (GNAY). Travel is fun, but for me living in Vancouver, coming home always evokes a sense of relief. Twisted through time, this painting attempts to give you that feeling whether you are arriving home (again) by a modern float plane or a centuries old coastal canoe. I updated this new version with the addition of a retro cabin cruiser fueling up at the gas dock (don’t ask). That was two years ago. A week ago, after selling the original painting and 150 limited-edition prints of it, I had painted myself into (another) corner. An artist could have worse problems.


January 10, 2018

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