The painting starts from a known place, and I work quickly and freely with thin layers of oil paint. As days go by and layers accumulate, I eliminate nonessential details and sometimes make drastic revisions. The place once known to me now becomes unfamiliar through this process. I photograph each days’ progress, upload the image to my computer and use photoediting software to change the appearance of the painting in various ways. Sometimes I use these changes to rework the painting, and sometimes these changes lead to new works.
Ultimately, I want the paintings to be seen as a history of the process and to evoke a bit of mystery.
Anita C. Miller