still life archive
2005 to 2010
Working from life is a critical and uniquely satisfying practice in art. I placed the objects under a very strong light in order to better observe the unique attributes and relationships of form and color. Each brushstroke carried a specific meaning and reflected the relationships discovered. The final product was the result of intimate interaction and careful choices about what was most important. A fresh, spontaneous and honest painting was usually the result. The objects I chose to paint were personal, picked up from around the house or yard. The compositions or arrangements of the objects were attempts at bringing a sort of personal order into being.