Wednesday, April 17, 2013
"In my seascapes and landscapes, the color and line try to cooperate. Like two dancers in the ballet, they move together to form an image or they move separately across the stage of the painting. Over the past few months, I have been experimenting with paintings where line and color do not move together. I have been using the images of plants and vines to show the lines and colors doing totally opposite things in the same space. They are both moving but in different directions. They are aware of each other's existence, but they are 'doing their own thing.' In paintings depicting pinecones, the lines and colors are doing the same thing, creating a shape, but in different spaces within the painting. I have also added a new element: solid black. In these paintings, color, line, and black shape all vie for your attention."