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.