Mark Dwinell: Color Accumulations

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I title the majority of my paintings "Color Accumulations" as it is the simplest way of describing my creative process. Randomly mixed colors are applied in a variety of ways, sometimes creating larger geometric shapes, sometimes small dots and slashes. These elements are applied one on top of the other in a cummulative and improvised fashion. The approach is generally blind - the closest I've come to a truly natural process without any deliberate attempt to be figurative.

In my earlier Accumulations which consisted almost exclusively of small dots. the complete painting would strike many observers as, 'a crowd at a soccer match' or 'an aerial view of a large group of people...'

The challenge here is that I have six weeks to complete this painting. In the past, pieces of a similar size have taken 4 to 6 months to complete - with many starts and stops in between. The time constraint puts me and my process on the line, we'll see what happens...

For more info please visit Mark's website.

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ecstatic vision of a unified field

acrylic and pencil on canvas, 2003

"Art in the woods."