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Abstractions:
I began this series of paintings by applying a toned ground and random marks with no real plan or intention other than wanting to experiment with abstraction.

Erogenous Zone
oil on canvas
28x28 inches
2019
Scratch My Back
oil on canvas
24x24 inches
2020
High Road to Taos
oil on canvas
32x32 inches
2019
MidWinter
oil on canvas
24x24 inches
2020
Hard Candy
oil on canvas
32x32 inches
2020

Some clearly had a suggestion of where to start and I began working on the ones which spoke the loudest. As I painted, I got into a rhythm and developed an approach that could be best described as "Transactional", "Relational", or "Conditional".
First, I created a "condition" on the canvas then responded to it by trying to balance, relate, or activate marks on the surface. When I became stuck, I kept turning the canvas and "solving" each orientation.
I love to paint unleashed and flowing in pure expression instead of being a slave to the subject!