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My work…

 My work has become very diverse.  I can make some generalizations about the way I work, the things of me that are more generic, before I would bridge out into a specific task.

 Whenever possible, I want a new angle for my subject.  It is a selfish thing perhaps, but I want my interest fresh on the subject so I am looking for something different.  For that reason, I often spend, probably too much, time in research.   I want to see what all my choices are.  I believe this is also fuel for the creative process, choosing the right things, or combination of things, can give the finished picture that extra spark.  So the composition is something I spend a large portion of time developing.  

 My handling of colors is what I would term “classic.”  My use of primary colors in undertones and shaded areas are an example.  This gives richness and balance to the hues over all.  It gives a certain translucent effect to skin tones.  I also believe black is for lettering, not paintings.  Black yields a flat appearance.  This concept in handling colors carries through my use of any medium.

 Changing mediums has some interesting pluses.  Methods used with acrylic paints varies from say, oils or pastel chalks.  Using any one of these employs a certain pattern of thinking.  Changing to the next medium often causes a “cross over” in that pattern to the next.  It stirs the creative juices.  This develops, or at least influences, a style in the overall body of my work.