Further development of surface

Drawing from hotel room, pencil on paper. Started with random perpendicular lines, used as a "finder".

Continuing to push paint quality as metaphor

Decisions about character of final paint film are considered, embedding string into surface or lifting out and filling.

Paint applied with knives, blades, and brushes to build a bed. 

Detail of another area of painting

Final layers and end product

Blue tape was playing a role in color relationships. Decision was made to replace tape with blue encaustic 

String added to mimic grid from drawing to locate forms

Forms gradually developing out of the paint

Here are the steps for The Light Beyond


Pushing paint qualities 

During the development of certain paintings, I've documented key steps to help the viewer appreciate the process. Each painting has a unique series of steps, intrinsic to the final image. Below are a few examples of current works. More to come soon​.