Art is art. Good photography is just more immediate. Painting lets you take time to look at your subject. Time to let it soak in, the light, sounds, smells. I enjoy plein air painting. Painting in the great outdoors on location. Here lately, I have been working hard at getting my painting chops up to snuff. I began painting in college while working on an art minor. It’s been a few years ago, I admit. Painting is a way to to chill out away from the rat race that is the nature of things these days. You may see me out there with a camera slung on my shoulder and a canvas on my portable easel. Art is art. I just have to make it as good as I can.