Fall Rorschach

It's hard to pin down when exactly I finished this particular painting.

The process was far more one of exploration than intention. In creating it I wanted to work within the influences of Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. With de Kooning it’s the idea of using various emulsions along with the primary binder (in this case) of linseed oil and turpentine. With Pollock it’s about the all over composition and application of action painting in every possible aspect of the process.

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Process

The color palette used was quite arbitrary, more based on what I had available and could afford than real artistic choice. It was however my intent to create well saturated colors which under certain lights, is revealed though impossible to see on a monitor.

It was important to me during the process that the painting ride the line of abstraction and never land too much in pictorial imagery. Because I kept quite impulsive with the mark making, there was never a conscious choice to introduce any type of figuration. Any figurative elements are purely accidental and if I was successful, are seen as a result of the viewers experience and subconscious and not through my intention.

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