I’m gearing up for my featured show at My Color Image Gallery in March, doing figure work and abstract paintings. The first of which is this piece that I call “Sentinels”. I’ve used this 12″ x 24″ format before on my hip studies and have adapted it to fit these abstracts. I start with a warm layer, usually yellow and some red, let that dry and add the cool layer, and then stare at the thing and see what speaks to me. Easter Island must have been buried in my subconscious, I found these stone soldiers forming in the verdure. My brother showed me how to spot spiders using a flashlight at night. He shone it on the hedges and I was amazed at how many tiny eyes stared back at us. Some of those eyes are in “Sentinels”.