Monday, September 29, 2008
I've begun a new series of work that I've wanted to explore for quite some time. I'm calling it 100 Variations. I love the idea of doing the same composition repetitively in an effort to focus on particular aspects of painting. The composition of every piece will be essentially the same, leaving me free to explore all the color and light variations. I think this will be both liberating and very informative. I've already videotaped myself painting a couple of these and it's amazing to see what is revealed already in this process. These are relatively small pieces that I can complete pretty quickly, so the ideas is to be free to fully explore in depth, color, texture, light , atmosphere and mood without having to come up with a new idea for a composition every time. Just simplifying!
I plan on auctioning these off, so if you are interested you can look for them in my ebay store. They won't be available at any of my galleries or festivals. You'll have to wait for your piece a while because I want to see all of them together and have a studio opening to showcase them. I think that will be cool! I'm currently on #5. I hope you'll keep watching for these. I'm working on my editing skills to the the videos a little shorter:) Check out the first video on Youtube: Variation #2.