2018, 22x30 inches
Lightfast acrylic paint and watercolor pencil on 140 lb. Arches Paper.
Unframed. Deckled paper edge.
I start with an intuitive gesture on the page. That takes on a momentum and rhythm of its own and I rely on a sense of balance as I add and manipulate shapes, color, and line work. The compositions are influenced by organic shapes found in the garden, sea life, and imagery from Space. Each element possesses a little personality of its own and talks to other shapes in the composition. I want the eye to move around the page, and sense the movement present in the moment it was painted.