Spring has sprung and there is growth in nature. The studio work is evolving…I have had the yearning to move my art to another level but somehow the content is not where I am wanting the movement to occur, rather the paint itself. I am finding a new curiosity in the application of paint to the surface. It is a test of pushing the paint with the constant thinning and thickening layers on the surface yet retaining my content. Residue layers keep evolving as the paint is layered and then quickly broken down and removed with different tools to leave basically an imprint of paint on the surface. Each layer one by one destroys and then homogenates into what seems a cohesive statement. Working on board and canvas takes this process to differing levels simply by the traction of each surface. I am enjoying the process and the outcome it seems; at least to me,is the growth the Spring and late winter have had on my work this year. Here are two of the latest pieces, they both began with very textural under paintings, they evolved into paintings that have hues that are interesting to me because they are made from the residue of every layer, rendering the painting with relatively indefinable colors yet deeply related colors that coexist nicely. At completion of this process I coat at least 3 coats of varnish over the entire surface after fully dry, in order to keep the integrity of the surface strong.
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