Over the past few months I have been refining my technique slightly. I have continued to use a palette knife or painting knife as my primary tool. However, I have begun to modify the painting with a brush once the paint is in place. This allows my to create a larger diversity of mark making with finer details of the focal point or area of interest. The paintings, as a result, have become much more controlled. This does not feel static or stale to me, but rather a more mature version of my earlier work. I am also returning to color a as a primary subject matter (in some of my work I feel this intention had gone a bit off course). With the festival season starting for me next week, I am excited by the prospect of clearing some space in my studio to make room for new development. I have just finished gessoing a series of panels and canvases that I cannot wait to paint on!
Image: Approaching Storm (detail), oil on panel, 2012