New Paintings - 2023
Paintings on canvas continue to explore and extend artwork first developed during 2019. These large scale paintings result from a painting process that’s a mix of spontaneous gesture and emerging color interactions. The acrylic surfaces are irregular–with ripples, folds, and textures–marks of the painting process. Each painting is unique. Paintings of 2022-23 incorporate painted silkscreen mesh as collage elements–as a new means to shape color.
New Work on Paper
Recent Watercolors on Paper are modest in scale, 11x15" and 12x18" on cold press papers. They are painted directly with brushes and pours of watercolor paint, often simultaneously – by working on several at a time – creating small runs with similar colors and gestures. They are untitled, but generally called “Rainy day watercolors” – made at home while weathering the current crises. By 2021, I was making my own watercolor paints from pigment dispersions, with a wider color palette and textures.
New Acrylic Paintings and Collages on Paper. Each painting is unique, if similar in style to my work on canvas. They are often painted side by side, simultaneously, but each is finished on its own time, in its own terms. Many of my paper paintings are experimental, a question of trial and error. New color combinations are tried, different configurations attempted, and alternate applications developed, just to see “what will happen if....”