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CELLS SPLITTING

CELLS SPLITTING

22 x 30
oil and cold wax on paper

Slathering oil paint mixed with cold wax can be identified as the messiest work I do. But it's also one of the most frustrating and satisfying techniques out there. When is it finished? How many layers are enough? What is the artist trying to capture, besides abstract expressionism? What makes an abstraction good versus amateurish? Which tools, color shifting and linear paths hold the viewers interest? These questions have haunted me for a number of years. When my face, hands or studio are smeared with these creations, I threaten to quit—then a composition works—and I'm encapsulated again.

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FADING IN SPACE

FADING IN SPACE

19.5 X 27.5
oil and cold wax on paper

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FLOATING PETALS 2

FLOATING PETALS 2

16 X 16
oil and cold wax on panel

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FLOATING PETALS

FLOATING PETALS

16 X 16
oil and cold wax on panel

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CHANGING SHAPES

CHANGING SHAPES

19.5 x 27.5
oil and cold wax on paper

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COMING FROM ALL OVER

COMING FROM ALL OVER

20 X 27 1/2
oil and cold wax on paper

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METEOR SHOWER 2

METEOR SHOWER 2

24 X 24
oil and cold wax on panel

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PAINTING THE HOUSE 2

PAINTING THE HOUSE 2

20 X 24
oil and cold wax on panel

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METEOR SHOWER

METEOR SHOWER

24 X 24
oil and cold wax on panels and paper

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PAINTING THE HOUSE

PAINTING THE HOUSE

20 X 24
oil and cold wax on panel

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SHAPES MULTIPLYING

SHAPES MULTIPLYING

30 X 22
oil and cold wax on paper

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SHAPES MOVING

SHAPES MOVING

22 X 30
oil and cold wax on paper

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