What is your main medium now?
Well, it’s mixed media. I use acrylic with collage and I work on that with oil and cold wax, mostly. The idea is that
I mix translucency into the oil paint and layer on top of the acrylic base. I make an entire abstract painting first, and then I build the narrative over that. And through the narrative reveal the abstraction that’s beneath it. Pencils, markers, crayons, oil pastels, that can all come into it.
In the way that I paint, my decisions are so reversible or build-on-able that I don’t have to make decisions that are based on science. I don’t have to say, well, I would put green there, but that green is going to react with some other chemical there and create black ... which is how glazes work. It was so not straightforward ... with painting once you know some very basic laws, the rest of your decision-making can be very free.