Process / by Gary Giordano

While explaining a painting in my Gallery I wanted to share how I solved the problem of rhythm in a piece. The painting was horizontal in shape and four years I had been painting vertical. Vertical compositions and movement came naturally, but as I had not been painting horizontal for a while I was challenged in getting the movement I  wanted. I placed the painting flat on milk crates stacked two high. This allowed me to move around and move my marks through the painting in a fluid way. By raising the painting up I was still inside the painting and not outside or away from it.