Over the past 10 years I’ve returned to these natural landscapes. At first glance these might seem different from my other work. What is true, however, is the compositions are edited to interesting 2d compositions, always carefully paired back to highlight the color and allow for the brush work and painting to be a bit more expressive. The graphic quality of these works are what tie them to my other paintings. Strategic color choices is something that is important as well, I usually use 2 to 3 colors primarily in a piece, usually secondary colors on a color wheel. When you really want an area to be a focal point in a composition, you can alway put 2 complementary colors side by side (purple & yellow, green and red, orange and blue.) They tend to separate visually and draw attention- this is kind of the nuclear option, however, and should be used sparingly!