Countdown 1 and 2, @ 36x36, 2005
Having mentioned a local bridge and how it's lines found their way into my paintings (during my formative abstract years,) I thought I'd post a couple of recent examples and show how those lines still sneak into my compositions. As I uploaded these paintings, I noticed the torii structure is evident as well, though that might be considered a stretch.
Ruled lines have long been a featured part of my compositions... the paintings don't seem finished without them. They are sometimes buried under opaque or glazed paint, often reapplied and don't always follow color changes. What the digitals don't show are random graphite lines which are equally important. They are often applied as the painting nears completion... a ritual of scribbling on finished work that I'm not sure I understand, but may have something to do with showing it who's boss. The explanation I give my galleries is that the random marks represent energy... and that's probably closer to true.