Process Research included these studies in my goal to improve palette, composition and scale. You will find my SCAD MOA activities here . Alexander Hall activies here
Palette My palette for painting and scale has been inspired by color field painters such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell and Richard Diebenkorn. In painting backdrops for my school plays, I learned to love the physicality of painting large scale. Kerry James Marshall, Marcus Dunn, Wayne Thiebaud all have palettes that I love, but also appreciate content you can find withing the allegories and symbolism of these paintings.
Composition & Scale About mid way of painting the first set of 25 paintings, I was starting to feel trapped inside the 9×12 and 8×8 wood panels so I started loosening up with painting grass.
Upscaling with large grass was fantastic and I finally felt like the path for my work was mine to take. To become more familiar with local grass and composition I took lots of photos in the Spartina Grass with perriwinkle snails. This research gave me several ideas for small grasswork studies in composition.