WHAT YOU SEE IS THE START OF SOMETHING NEW: WILDFIRE IS MY WORKING TITLE.
But I find the woods behind my house more fascinating--the tree forms interacting with one another--the linear aspects, the density, the gnarled forms, the wood. I am not a landscape artist though, I am a sculptor who paints. On a two dimensional surface, color defines the space: Darks close it in; lights open it up. Pure colors come forward; diluted colors fade back. Summer 2009 is a tense painting--but there's a promising open space beyond all that darkness. In Wildfire, the darkness is burning away and the clearing beyond is more accessible,but not totally clear of obstacles. That's life. There will always be obstacles to get around or climb over. Expressionism seems to be my genre.