Saturday, August 10, 2013

Scale, Layers, Color and What Else?

The most dreaded question, "What are your paintings about?"  

It always makes me feel like a deer in headlights.  It's hard to distill experiences and thoughts to a couple of sentences.  

I am always thinking about what is happening in my work, but it is a dialogue between me and the painting.  It is a kaleidoscope of problem solving, experiment and hindsight.  

Sometimes it takes a year to know what a painting is about.

I think this painting is almost finished.
 What I want my paintings to be about... at least at this moment I am writing this... is whatever I can get away with.  I am playing with layers, space, color, and the hoped for prize of movement and emotion.

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