When I paint, it is usually with a large flurry of paint, gesture, mark-making. It doesn’t matter sometimes what comes first so it is okay to just let loose with acrylic

Then there are those other times when you have to slow down………..and that is not a bad thing. Oil painting is one such process. I have to slow down, look more, think more.

That has been the case with the last two paintings I started on at the same time. One is still waiting for more judgement. This one is progressing to the point I can show it. It may not be totally finished. Sometimes there is a little more finesse needed in the paint surface, or a dark or a line to be made that I will discover a little later. I have even turned it all around………it could be hung in about any direction, especially since it is a square.

The final title will be determined when I am sure, but it is another painting in my Annotation Series begun earlier this year.

Here are the three stages I photographed as time went past.

1st stages

1st stages

2nd stages, 36 x 36 oil on wood panel

2nd stages, 36 x 36 oil on wood panel

3rd and maybe final image, 36 x 36 oil on wood panel

3rd and maybe final image, 36 x 36 oil on wood panel