There are several works in progress in the studio. I've been working on these abstractions of landscapes for a while now. I was working on the Colorband Series which was based purely on the colors of landscapes, when the compositions of the landscapes started creeping in. It went from solely straight colorbands, to adding diagonals, and eventually realistic elements of the landscpae like the cliffs, mountains and rocks. The colorbands usually stay in the diaphanous parts of the painting, like the sky and the water. The geometric elements disrupt and draw attention to the surface, while interplaying with the colors of the landscape. I usually start with thin washes of acrylic paint to lay down the color and composition. Then I draw the lines and continue to paint with oil paint and silver leaf.