there have been a lot of comments on the relationship between the handwritten words and the free brushstrokes in the last few paintings. to answer some of the questions that were raised i tried to make a list of different ways to go about the painting process, to hopefully find some answers and/or new ways of working that would seem more cohesive. the list included scribbling the words/thoughts, writing with paint, painting two surfaces at the same time, painting with my eyes closed and painting with the palette knife. the answers i got were that building form was important to the success of the paintings, the layers added a lot of depth that has been missing in some. the splatters that happen with the palette knife can look too Jackson Pollock but they add great texture in layers. here are some visuals on what Ive been working on this week..