As each painting is built: form, color, and surface contribute to its’ particular character.  I am responding with each brush stroke, drip, and pour to what was created before in each stage of the painting’s development.   Allowing the accidental and responding to it gives the process and the result life, and the excitement of continual discovery. I need to surprise myself with each visual outcome.  That is the thrill of the new; always a risk and an experiment.  



Accidental World II. 48X48" Oil on Panel 2018