My work from the past year is largely horizontal. On a bisected field (square or vertically rectangular) there are bands of color on the top half over a more or less monochromatic bottom half. I call the series Tutto because in it I have painted in encaustic, my mainstay medium for the past 30 years, as well as acrylic, oil, and oil pastel. In other words, everything. (Tutto is Italian for everything.) Also, for me color is everything, the simpler the composition, the better.
Photo courtesy of the gallery
This is one of the paintings in transition from Silk Road to Tutto
A conversation in the Summer 2022 issue of The Art Section between Deanna Sirlin and myself on "Contemplating the Horizontal." Click here to read