I am mainly a landscape painter who works mainly in acrylics. I snap source photos of interesting landscapes while I’m out driving around, and I like to paint on location. But when the pandemic began, I stayed home with my family for months. Without venturing into the world to collect inspiration, I had trouble painting in my studio. Last winter I started noticing the quality of sunlight on my windowsills. I grappled with whether my subject was the houseplants being lit or the light itself. I obeyed to the urge to tape sheets of Bristol to my studio floor. I worked with long-handled brushes to keep my marks loose, and I used Flashe (vinyl) paint for the first time. While distinct from my landscape paintings, these new still lifes carry forward my interest in the intersection of natural and man-made forms and the play of light and shadow. More about "Light Year" is here.
Household Chaos Collages
I have been taking reference photos of household chaos for at least 3 years. I had a few dozen printed out in color and then cut and collaged them together with hand-painted paper, working quickly. The results are pleasing and weird and full of tension. Still early days.