There is a dance that takes place. I initiate the steps using my ideas and the techniques that I have been developing over the past thirty years. Then the art piece guides me. Together we explore, experiment, push the boundaries of myself and my materials. I feel extremely fortunate to spend my days in this manner.
I find the verre e'glomise' process to be refreshing. It can not be duplicated. The first stroke of paint that I put down is the first stroke that you as the viewer see. It is not possible to go back and place another stroke on top of the painting with the intention of changing it. Brush strokes can not be covered by additional marks or revisions. My focus is to create only original work.
The kaleidoscope of color comes from acrylics, pigments, mica, oil bar and gilding. It is a build up of multiple layers of thin translucent washes. All colors are powerful. They are capable of eliciting different responses and emotions. Brush and palette knife are the methods I use to apply the color. Metal grinding/dremel tools are used to influence the perceived depth and texture.