I build up my paintings in layers with often 10- 15 thin transparent washes and texture work on each layer. This gives the final painting a rich surface with great depth and many little areas of delight and discovery. I simulate geological textures in my work. In this case, I wanted to mimic the look of an eroding Sandstone. I applied paint in layered sections and removed it with a heat, wind, water and sanding technique. By working the surface this way, I made an image that is created using the same deposition and erosion processes found in Red Rock formations.
This painting was completed in June 2016 just in time for a summer exhibition at Space Gallery in Denver. The work, as of this post, is still available and waiting for it's forever home.