Wednesday, May 12, 2010
These are a few small 12x12 inch oil on raw linen paintings I made in 2009. They set the groundwork for the more recent paintings that have since become looser with the materials. They appear tight and specific but were in fact rather intuitive-in that I did not enter the work with a predetermined composition or color scheme. The paintings are also worked pretty heavily-lots of scrapped color choices below the chosen layer. I developed the paintings with Mondrian in the back of my mind-Philip Guston was at the same table. Myron Stout also entered the room. Stout is often forgotten about. A tremendous painter whose patience with the medium is explicit on the surface.