My Painting Habit

Laurie Fendrich, Smirked, 2010, oil on canvas, 54 x 52 inches (courtesy of the a
Laurie Fendrich, Smirked, 2010, oil on canvas, 54 x 52 inches (courtesy of the artist and Gary Snyder Project Space)

Laurie Fendrich blogs about what it means to develop a "mature style."

Fendrich writes that "All serious painters, no matter the quality of their work, inevitably end up with a mature style. Although my compositions and colors change from one picture to the next, they don’t change so dramatically that they no longer resemble one another. You could say that my paintings resemble one another in the way that children in a given family, even when they have different heights, hair color and eye color, all manage to look as if they are related."