2 Paintings – Click on thumbnail for larger view and slideshow.
For many artists, a painting begins with an idea, but through execution, many adjustments and changes are made. Such changes, while deemed necessary, will often produce a dis-settlement or imbalance in the piece, requiring additional change or changes. Thus, painting often seems to me to be a search for a final balance, the solving of a puzzle.
In play paintings I do little of that.
Play paintings are experiments with color or with products or tools I’ve not used before. They begin with a question such as: “I wonder how a brilliant yellow-green might bounce against a background of orange?” or “If I paint a series of vertical stripes and overlay them with transparent horizontal stripes, how much will the original colors change?”
While I’ve done such experiments before, I’ve not included them on the website which I now intend to do.