This January I began a project using older paintings as a foundation for new works.
Many of these older paintings were incomplete, discarded, or damaged thus making the decision to work over these paintings fairly easy. My goal was to begin a painting with what I call a "given grounding". This way there was an established structure and history, that I would have to deal with while constructing a new image.
I began imagining the landscape as a singular encompassing surfac
Themes reveal themselves over time within my painting practice.
Similar color schemes, compositions, or subjects anchor my work and when I study these characteristics they provide new ideas to further explore.
Here is example of three works, all the same size, that seem to be in direct conversation with each other.
In the following example what discoveries can you find? In 2012, I painted this work 48in.x 36in. Oil on Canvas. The second work was painted on January 23rd,