There is something visually satisfying about sensitively orchestrated pattern. Pictures built on this kind of design seem to resonate deeply.
Every painting is a quest to express a certain visual experience, the result of focused attention to the light that reveals color, texture, shape and pattern.
The energy of color unleashes emotion like massage releases muscle tension. And the identification of color ranges to experiences is part of the pure joy of seeing with the heart. Color energy has the power to restore.
There is more to the art of seeing than just looking. It is a process of perceiving the whole. That perception is tempered by experience, and translated into an artistic vision by the mind’s eye.
Based in the richness of a complex visual environment, Touring Beacon Hill is a scene that could have easily devolved into visual chaos. It is the abstract pattern of light and shadow that gives order to the picture.
This method takes time. In the beginning, it is easy to spent 10 hours on a drawing, depending on the size. Each time you go through the process the drawing goes a little quicker and soon you can capture anything you see with complete accuracy.
How does one capture this wholeness in a painting? At the outset all small detail is suppressed. The painting begins as a blur and slowly emerges based on the large relationships of light and dark shapes and their correct orientation to one another.