art and time

As my paintings have moved from minimalist realism towards spare-abstract surrealism, I'm more aware of the extra time spent on preparatory drawings and sketches - and the time spent on experimenting with techniques (big swooshes, drips and fragments.)  It's definitely more playful around here now - but certainly not easier.  I guess, in a word, my new work is riskier.  Or, in more words, they sometimes fail.  It's all good.

Splash; watercolor on paper; 20" x 16"

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