These organic abstracts involve several processes in their creation. I
begin with cooking oil on plastic and build up successive layers of acrylic paint. I enjoy this unpremeditated and unpredictable process that is so different from my Newfoundland coastal landscape paintings.
The next phase is both very high resolution scanning and high resolution macro photography. These images are then studied in Photoshop to find the most exciting colours, textures and compositions. This is the stage where personal aesthetics and design knowledge come into play in selecting, cropping, altering shapes, and manipulating compositions in relationship to format.
The following non-objective works are a different process altogether. They are “flow paintings.”
Acrylic Flow Paintings
These “flow paintings” were created with fluid acrylics and additives.