Painting Process – Autumn

It’s autumn, and the colors of the woods and prairie are coming into the studio.  The doors and windows are open, the air is sunny and fresh.

Paintings begin on the ground, where thinned acrylic paint is pushed into the canvas, using gloved hands, brushes, gravity and sometimes brooms.  This forms the atmosphere in which the painting lives.  Then the canvas is pinned to the wall, where more opaque mark making is laid down.  Sometimes it goes from floor to wall and back again, numerous times until it is completely resolved.