Here is a taste of a continuation of a series I started last year. All of these paintings have minimal color palettes: carbon black, white, graphic grey, dark blue, titanium buff, with other colors used sparingly. This painting below is called "Galactic Center" and the design is based on a nano photography. Other pieces in this series are based on images of turbulance such as clouds, and melting ice. Acrylic on custom birch panel, 30" x 48" x 3" deep.
Some people ask why my work on paper looks so much different (But consistant for each medium) than my work on canvas or panel and the main reason is that I think the paper lends itself to my narrative work much better since I often use images from pop culture and photographs and my cyanotype + mixed media method that I use is perfect for that. I tend to think of this work more like printmaking since I can make multiples. The paintings are abstract in the sense that the subject matter is hidden. Clouds and nano photographs of melting ice are essentially abstract....based in a reality that most people don't even realize is there.