J. Adam McGalliard

Strata III

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Strata III

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sale

Oil on Canvas, 16” x 20”, 2016

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Oil on Canvas, 16” x 20”, 2016

The many successive layers of paint in this piece are reminiscent of earth and fossils accumulating over many centuries.  I made color and compositional choices based on intuition and feel.  It is an abstract expressionist painting focused on color, composition, texture and mark-making.  I enjoy creating paintings like this, letting it develop intuitively as I go and allowing the paint and the creative process speak for itself. I apply thick gestural brush strokes and scrape with a palette knife to create a rich blend of textures and broken color.  The sides of the canvas are painted black and I placed hanging hardware on the back for a sleek, contemporary look.