This series of small works on paper was devised to encourage experimentation with a loose, painterly approach unrestricted by verisimilitude. As one proceeds deeper into each six-pack the bottles become more and more difficult to ascertain, as it would if one were drinking them. Trapped in the adjacent context of the straightforward depictions, not even the vaguest representation can fully elude recognition but the viewer can relax in the freewheeling lyricism of the artwork. Playing with the paint is sometimes more fun than tricking the eye.
Ongoing series. 2017—present.
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Gouache on paper board.
Gouache (pronounced: gwash) is a water based paint formerly common for commercial work because it is easily reproduced. It is water-soluble like watercolor, but opaque, more like acrylics. It quickly dries with to a pastel-like, matte finish.