acrylic paint on Graphix film
4″ x 4″ image (8″ x 8″ matted and framed behind glass)

I love these vibrant earthly oranges and reds. They remind me of the beginning of evolution, where the earth was a giant petri dish of primordial ooze, creating the origins of life on this planet.

Evolution is a small, framed acrylic painting. I begin by selecting my paints, taking into account the opacity, density, and color mixing properties of each color. I add Floetrol (an additive that improves flow and leveling of paint) and silicone. The big moment comes when I pour the liquid concoction onto Graphix film, tilting and tipping to get the look I want. I use a butane torch to get cells of color to bubble up to the surface.