This is a new series of large acrylic and oil paintings based on an idea of creative energy taking form. They develop and evolve through adding and masking multiple layers of gestural marks and shapes. This process adds depth and dimensionality. As the paintings evolve, additions or subtractions become more thoughtful and intentional. However, at any point inspiration for a whole new direction may emerge and a major change may happen. It is exciting and humbling to be learning to listen to that inner guidance and direction.
I like the rhythm and energy that working on a larger scale creates. It feels expansive to use big brushes, scrapers and other tools; I also feel more immersed while I'm painting. I once envisioned making massive paintings, but practicality has won out over scaffolds and factory-size studio spaces. These works are large enough to be a stunning addition to a private residence or business and small enough to not require a tractor-trailer or art handler to pack and transport them!