love restrained series

I think an important aspect of my work is the process of simplifying my choices, asking myself what I actually need to get the ideas across. In limiting my choice of materials and colors, I can enjoy trying out ideas of composition and design without getting distracted by the other basic elements of art, i.e., color, shape, form, rhythm, and balance, however, when a painting feels complete all of those elements are there.

These are black paintings made with raffia and oil paint mixed with cold wax.