NYC Subway Station - Work in Progress
One of the things I enjoy about painting is creating and building the paint layers. As an architect, I was trained to honor the process by which a project is developed. The more I understood the process, both in the design and construction of a building, the more I saw similarities in the way I developed a painting.
Oil paints have a very specific and time-honored process and require time for the paint layers to dry before an artist adds additional layers. The 'down-time' waiting for the paint to dry is a very important part of my process because it gives me the time to analyze the work before I add the next layer of paint.
"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him." - John F. Kennedy