Inspired by the beach and all the different colours and reflections they create. Ocean blue with palest blue and green foaming water. Mica in the sand glittering like diamonds. These highly reflective and differing surfaces and accents make this painting vibrate and hover in different lighting, glimmering and sparkling when the light catches the different colours and textures.
The marks have been applied, layer after layer with a brush but also by dragging an iron nail and other implements through the paint to make the marks and depth. The aggression and violence of some of the marks contrast with the more painterly smooth graduations.
In my abstract painting I often use the paint like any other material, to obtain a surface a texture, a sculptural property, more than in a more traditional way, to represent. I like to work on different surfaces to evoke a particular feeling, association, or thought, such as velvet, rubber, vinyl, wood as well as canvas.
The constant round and round, check and recheck, over and over, undo and redo,...all build up into a mark, a stain, a moment in time such as occurs in nature.