The acrylic pieces that I have painted since 1960 are my most involved works. I think of them as being akin to novels or symphonies in that they are very involved, take a great deal of time, and require many preliminary studies (at most I produce 6-8 paintings a year, and many years less). My underlying focus and motivation is energy, thus my keynote–“begin with energy and go from there”.
The pieces I have painted in New Mexico since 1988 average 5′ X 6′. Generally I work on canvas (unless otherwise noted, the following images are all on canvas). The canvas is wrapped around the edges of the frame and painted–sometimes as a continuation of the work, sometimes as a single border color. I produce my own acrylic medium and make my own stretcher frames.