Oil on Canvas, 36"x36". In my most recent abstract paintings, I always begin by asking a question. It can be a big philosophical thought, or a very mundane issue about the daily grind. My mind meanders over the question and I look at the small paintings I picked at random for this piece. (see some of the small images in the Chance Operations section of our website) Then I try to work out how these seemingly unrelated images might come together in a composition. Simultaneously, I try to reach widely to ideas around the edges of the question in hopes of finding a new solution. Eventually, the palette and shapes become their own response to the question. Plus, it really helps clear my mind.
As promised, I've begun putting the new paintings up on our website. I'm working with four very defined palettes and a visual language that I developed while working with dancers this winter. Click the link below to see 16 new paintings from this series.