This photo shows some of the work I have in progress right now. The white paintings are hard to see in this kind of shot, but they all have dense texture and subtle color shifts.
There is a mystery and emotion in these white paintings that keeps me intrigued...I've been working with this idea since my time in Catalonia last fall. The first ones, which I painted in paper while in residency, were validated for me at the end of my stay when I stood in front of the huge white Tapies painting in the Museu d'Art Contemporani in Barcelona. Its spare, expansive quality felt so liberating that it brought tears to my eyes.
As I write all of that, I recognize a desire to explain or defend this work, which I know may be harder to appreciate than my more colorful paintings. Yet the white paintings in my last show were the ones that I received the strongest positive feedback about. So I do believe they are communicating in the way I intend.
As you can see in the photo, I'm not abandoning color....I actually feel drawn to bold color almost as strongly as I do to white right now. But that's another post!