Oil on panel 9″x 12″Â
Formally, the Botanical series of paintings communicate issues of space, scale, and texture, and the composition of form withal. Â My hope is that they reveal my commitment to lovingly render the beauty of the leaves and things I find on walks through town or out in the Lowcountry. Â I strive to honor the grace and infinite tactility of natureâ€™s hand and, in so doing, reveal my awe at the beauty that resides within and expresses itself daily in life though us. Â The Botanicals, at their core, are about the worlds inside our selves; they are about seeing. Seeing inside the world of our own lives by and with feeling; an endless, familiar, unspoken conversation about simple complexities.
Since the paintings are all the same size (about 9 x 12 inches) on the same material (birch panel) and are all painted the same way (by glazing) with a consistent palette (white and variations of green and brown) the process is documentary. Â However, my feeling is that the outcome is not.