This project was generated from still life painting - I would paint a still life in acrylic. While I was focused on painting the still life, I was creating another set of paint marks there on the palette - and those marks were full of live, gestural marks, marks made while in the process of creating something else. So I used that palette full of paint marks as the subject for a new still life painting - a painting of the marks made on a palette.  Careful, controlled renderings of the loose and gestural marks made while I was focused on making other marks. Whole 'ecologies' of paintings were created when I went on to use the palettes created by painting a still life of a palette - and that palette had been created by a still life painting...
This careful study of my quality of attention while making marks helped me to develop A Line.

Plate Ecology

Plate Ecology

Wiping A video capturing the gestural marks made as I cleaned up paint smears I had made on my studio wall

Plug Ecology

Plug Ecology

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