Journal

Light in August

This summer I have been working on the first layers of a new painting, a triptych that fills one wall of my studio. The first layers of my painting, as opposed to the later layers perhaps, tend to rely heavily on instinct and chance. Often the early manifestations can seem the most like nature, with the painter's hand more subtly revealed than it may seem to be in the final composition.

Detail of new work, 2016

Detail of new work, 2016

While working on this painting, I saw a similar "painting" on the wall of my apartment, which I was able to photograph. I love the late-summer light as captured in my camera, and I especially love the common movements and depictions of light and paint.

Light on a wall, 2016

Light on a wall, 2016