Advanced Pour - Gravity - Precision Drip and Splash
Advanced Pouring 2017 - This type of painting is created using a mixture of acrylic paints and a variety of fluid mediums that are applied loosely to a substrate. Then, the substrate is rotated in order to achieve the final desired effect. Patience is very important with this technique because, if you’re not careful, a nice composition will flow right off of your surface.
With these paintings I switched to artist acrylics mixed with greater amounts of fluid mediums. My main focus was always trying to create an interesting color explosion on the strate. With some I learned how to make a few cells.
Gravity 2017- This is a series of pour paintings of various types of acrylics. Using the laws of physics I create the right circumstances and chain of events for these color compositions to come into life. My goal is always to combine a solid color with an interesting design approach. The flow of fluid paint is fun to play with. When you allow gravity to move the paint instead of your brush, it's a very free feeling. Watching the colors move around is absorbing.
This series is mainly interior latex paint with small amounts of fluid medium.
Precision Drip and Splash 2016- The physical process and method was inspired by Jackson Pollock and developed by dripping and splashing a fluid paint over a canvas without touching the surface with bristles. Where Pollock employed the all over method, I utilize precision motion, constant repetition, and complete control of the medium to create a body of work that demonstrates several things. I developed a way to cover large canvases in an exciting, expressionistic way where I bring this energetic brush work in with a cosmic awareness that shows a high level of technical and creative skill. I use color and design principles effectively to visually communicate my thoughts and emotions. I also hand-built the stretchers and custom stretched the canvases for all the 46"x60" and 45"x45" paintings.