The process of making new works is always exciting. I get to experiment a bit more, playing with fluid paint. The first stages are always really loose, and sometimes I just want to leave the paintings there, but at the same time there is always a drive to make them more complex and layered.
I like roll out a large section of canvas that I can freely walk through, and work up different areas. I then get out a full range of stretcher sizes and lay them over the canvas to select the best crops. This is quite a new way of working for me, but for smaller pieces I find they remain looser as I have room to make fuller brushstrokes and gestures, rather than being contained to a format. I have always struggled to maintain energy and dynamic compositions in smaller artworks, as the freedom in my work directly reflects the bodily movement of painting.
I have enjoyed making this body of work as a series, and looking at how two paintings may hang as a pair.