These paintings are specifically about a search for balance. Balance in both painting and process. That is what I see in them.
It is a search for a balanced composition. Not symmetry but balance - I am very attentive that the simple variables that I am using are harmonious but harmony is a tricky word.
Harmony is not the same as balance. I am searching to find a certain balance and harmony between the surfaces (transparencies, opaque), the mark making (drawing), brush strokes, the spatial relationships. Nothing revolutionary - just pared down, direct working with materials and abstraction.
Process. Material. Surface.
The drips show the kind of haphazardness and appreciation for the nature of paint but I am controlled too. It is important to make this work without over complicating it.
I vacillate between restraint and action- it really is abstraction for abstraction's sake,
And I just like the process of brushing and glazing, it's simply what it is- as if I was rolling out a wall with paint, I just like it.