My sweet spot in landscape painting combines the opposing forces of representation and abstraction.
Topography is an inspiration. Through the painting process, loosely based on one or more figurative views, I create an image of Interlocking, overlapping and tilting forms.
Layering oils and drawing in charcoal, graphite and stabilo, then wiping and scraping, I work the surface allowing traces to remain. Many turns at painting, drawing and amending are involved.
Landscape is a notion on which to hang my abstract conception of painting. An image is achieved by staying open to change and chance.