"Variable" is my most recent, 48 x 48 inch, oil painting on canvas. "Variable" is comprised of a single, continuous line that changes color and connects back to itself. Variable is concerned with the divisions of the canvas and variations within them. To make these paintings, I mix 80+ colors that I arrange in close gradations on my palette. Next, I lay the colors down next to each other, on the canvas, one brush stroke or line segment at a time, carefully judging where the colors are going. The objective is to line the colors up strategically on the canvas so that the hues alternate, pop, and eventually connect back to the same color.
"Variable," Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 Inches, 2017