22×30 mixed water media
This piece is a cosmic abstract painting, but is not based on any photographs or other images. The source is internal. The subject matter is energy, dimensions, multiple realities and space.
I work in multiple layers of watercolor and pearlescent acrylic inks, letting the paper dry completely after each application of color. I use a large brush to apply clean water to an area of the paper where I want to add color. Then I pour or drop color into that very wet swath and move the paper around to let the colors flow. I develop the composition as I go, and I generally start with transparent colors and use more opacity in later stages. I can always darken an area with the acrylic inks later, as they are more opaque than watercolor. This process continues for days. Most of my time is spent just staring at the piece until I decide what the next step and layer should be. When it feels like nothing more is needed anywhere, I’m done.