This painting has exceptional history. It began its career in the tradition of a somewhat predictable horizontal landscape, with pretty green foreground grasses, nondescript shrubbery, and a cloudy sky that never seemed entirely appropriate with the overall illumination of the scene. It sat this way for several months before it was subsequently interrupted by a series of fast black brushy maneuvers that emerged in response to my spontaneous vision for more bold organic abstracts. Upon further review, it became apparent that the ultimate objective for this piece would arrive in the form of an abstract floral, intimated loosely by the definition of bloom, vase, and obscure interior artifacts—and further offset by the layered application of transparent oil and deep varnish. There is also evidence of mixed media buried in the layers, and I have no idea where that came from.
Coronado : 16 x 20 : Oil, varnish, and mixed media on canvas. Private collection.