I thought that after two green paintings I'd move on, but
I feel this urgency, like I must discover every shade of green through my paints.
Corn field green. Dappled sunlight green. Haiku green.
The changing of green to another color--
dying grass, autumn leaves.
Edges and spaces--
the light between pine needles, a smudge of wild rose.
Next I will focus yellows and blues--maybe that will help me understand green.
butter, buttercream, buttercup yellow, sunflower yellow, delphinium blue...
My studio is in a warehouse with about 200 other studios. One of the artists (a cartoonist) stopped by, and seeing the paintings across the room asked if I was making color charts. I had to laugh. Maybe I am. Charting all the greens of nature. Trying to, anyway.