House Portraits by Pete


More Than just Nostalgia

Friday, April 27, 2007

On my last post, which began this series, I shared about what got me started painting scenes along Rte.66. It has to do with my memories and imagination. But I'm not just being romantic and sentimental, although that is part of it. I'm also hoping to explore thoughts about life. I'm viewing Rte.66 as a metaphor for life: The road of life that we're all travelling. This thought is in my mind as I paint. Many of the paintings include a human character, a traveller along the road of life, a pilgrim. He often has a backpack, and sometimes a walking stick. This world is not my home, I'm just a passin' through. So, anyway, it's not just Americana and nostalgia, it's a way for me to explore and express ideas. I'll share my thoughts as I travel along the road of life.