October 2009. Acrylics on Canvas. 36 x 60 inches
During the Summer I took a landscape painting course with Melissa Brown. Since then my paintings have become more spacial and less controlled than they were before. This painting is abstract but still informed by landscape, in this case there seems to be a blue mountain, in front of it there are tree branches and clouds, in the bottom there is a blue stain surrounded by a dripping grid. This is mostly a stain-painting in which passage of time is part of the process. There are many layers of water and paint within the painting that create a sense of depth within the space as well as a sense of story telling. The painting has also been inspired by Chinese landscape painting.