The interesting thing about these various series I've created in 2013, to me, is that I got the idea to make them all in an unusual way for me: the way they would look when finished popped into my head, complete, before I even picked up the brush to start! This is completely different from the way I've been accustomed to working since graduate school in the mid-'90s, which was: gather a bunch of paints and brushes around a blank stretched canvas, start flinging paint, and see what happens. Straight from the Abstract Expressionists. But my latest method seems to be: a flash of inspiration, then proceed to bring that vision to life as exactly as possible.
|"Scrawl 1" and "2," acrylic on canvas, 30" square each|
|"Shorthand" 1 through 9, acrylic on canvas, 12" square each|
|"Suspense" 1 through 5, acrylic on canvas, 56" H x 12" W each|