Paintings on the wall, Up the Garden Trail.

Shown here is a cropped image of "Up the Garden Trail". A large format painting that came to completion in mid 2015. Many emotions went into this light and airy canvas which is common but always feels like the first time. My roller coaster ride.

Up the Garden Trail, 2015, cropped, oil on canvas, 94"x86" 

Up the Garden Trail, 2015, cropped, oil on canvas, 94"x86" 

The goal was to use full weighted, clean color. Aproaching the canvas with purpose, picking up the color, putting it down, stand back, observe and repeat. 

For me, it is easy to push the paint around, draw on the canvas, risking dirty color. Here I wished to achieve clean, pure color....accept where I did not...of course in the moment, all bets are off.