From the Archive, details of two small works.

These two details from different paintings, are part of a group of five small works, each 21"x19"...

STUDIO NOTE: My studio practice involves working with canvas rolls of varying widths. For this group I used a roll of 96" wide canvas. Stapling the canvas over 96"x96" panels, I then decide what the painting dimensions will be. It works out that one 96"x96" piece devides up to  sixteen, 20"x20" paintings. 

 Abstract No. 1, detail, 2012, oil on canvas, 21"x19" 

Abstract No. 1, detail, 2012, oil on canvas, 21"x19" 

...The paintings in their first stages were dark with an all over jade feeling. When I photographed them I felt they lacked luster and needed a punch.

 Abstract No. 2, detail, 2012, oil on canvas, 21"x19" 

Abstract No. 2, detail, 2012, oil on canvas, 21"x19" 

Adding jewel tones and varnish made them sing. It amazes me that a group of colors planned or randomly placed can evoke a landscape. Paint is powerful.