Personal Abstraction

Can the elements of Art: line, shape, texture, value, color and form within a space BECOME the subject? I think so. These paintings are the most difficult for me to resolve and at the same time so much fun to do. It is intuitive painting, but intuition based on almost 50 years of painting experience. I add paint, subtract paint (most of these paintings are executed on Yupo a plastic paper that makes the addition and especially the subtraction of paint very easy) and make an evaluation of the whole and go again. Multiple focal areas compete for attention, as other areas are made quiet, it is the ultimate balancing act. In the end I think that if the big shapes work I have license to entertain myself and the viewer (I hope!) with detail, innuendo and personal messages.

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  • Organic Geometry Green
  • Organic Geometry Green #2
  • Organic Geometry Red
  • Organic Geometry Red #2
  • Violet Storm
  • Violet Storm #2
  • Black Moon Rising
  • Debris
  • Feed the Soul
  • Gyotaku with Paint #1
  • Gyotaku Blue
  • Gyotaku Red
  • Gyotaku Violet
  • Gyotaku with Paint #2
  • First You Catch a Fish
  • Crane from Above
  • Love
  • Memories
  • Not Always, (about catching a fish)
  • Pentemento Black, Gray & Red
  • Pentemento Black and Red
  • Pentemento Gray
  • Pentemento Jetsam
  • Pentemento Near
  • Pentemento Violet
  • Pentemento Yellow
  • Pentimento Flotsam
  • Star Crossed Road
  • Teach a Man to Fish
  • The Answer
  • The True Path
  • Visual Layers a Moment Before Now
  • Visual Layers #411
  • Random Marks
  • Visual Layers #410
  • Flag #1
  • Flag #2
  • Flag #3