From my personal challenge, posted to Instagram.
The challenge: To paint 222 tiny paintings in 222 days beginning May 22, 2021. Culminating on the eve of the New Year 2022.
Each painting is painted intuitively, often without preconceived thought or intention. Very much an expression of the moment—a free, unrehearsed, raw experience. Letting each piece turn itself inside out until it rests.
I work mostly with acrylic paint that has a high viscosity, pigment-rich color. With excellent archival permanence that will not color shift or fade over time. Each piece varies in mediums slightly, as I frequently add in gouache or ink to the creation process. Charcoal, graphite, pastels, and spray paint are also used at times.
The majority of these works are painted on Windsor & Newton Deep Edge Canvas. Triple coated with acid-free sizing and two coats of highly pigmented acrylic primer. This canvas’s balanced absorbency and tooth prevent the sinking of colors and improves paint adhesion. The frame has been specially constructed with kiln fired, beveled stretcher bars. The canvas has been stretched by hand for best tension with tailored corners and stapled on the backside.
See postings on Instagram for each piece’s specific materials.