Thanks for visiting! I am a retired businessman living in southern Maine. I spend most of my time painting and have a website http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jack-Riddle.html I have other interests,too: performing arts, particularly classical music and opera, sports, reading, travelling, biking and writing. From time to time, I will post thoughts and ideas about all of these subjects, plus new ones that intrigue me at the moment, but the majority of them will involve my artwork. In these cases, I will show a recent painting and comment on its origin and the techniques used to achieve the result. I believe discussing the creative processes is a way to reveal the inner self to not only onesself, but that of others to themselves. I also hope to be provocative in the sense that I will cause you, my reader, to react and post comments.