COFFEE MORNING   30" x 30”   August 3, 2013   

 

Coffee Morning was an exercise in repetition and restraint, alternating eight stripes of warm chocolate brown with eight stripes of a more muted grey brown, trying not to vary the color nor texture of each stripe. The result was something dense and uniform—like looking into a cup of coffee which is uniformly dark, but with a trace of movement. Brush strokes were consistent left to right, and from a distance the painting read as a whole, with consistent texture.

 

In the end, these pieces felt more iconic—should I say "elegant'?—although I do not like this word. Maybe refined, or filtered? My inclination toward creating restrained color fields continued, rooted in timeless moments such as having coffee every morning.