I'd like to tell you how this run began. It was a coincidence back in January that a picture formed in my almost empty coffee cup. I snapped a photo because I loved the image I saw there, like winter trees in a morning sky. When I started painting weeks later, I remembered the way the grounds were separated by tiny rivulets of water, and I spent some happy days trying to make oil paint, terp, and stray materials flow in ways that evoked trees, lichens, and winter vegetation. I began to include pieces of mistletoe and other plants in the printing as well as stray studio items. Browns turned to greens as my thoughts turned to spring.
They are all oil paint on Yupo in a spectrum from brush strokes and poured paint to monotypes.
Companions, 13 x 13", 2009
Serengeti, 13x13", 2009
Many Grasses Make a Tree, 13x13" 2009