"The seven colors of the rainbow paint our world with beauty." Larry Wood
I begin each painting with a color pallet instead of a subject or composition. Color is my center and in my opinion the most important element of a painting. I choose the color based on my moods or emotions at any particular time. I feel I am in another world or outside of myself while mixing new and beautiful colors, tones and shades.
The composition seems to take over from there and develop itself out of the beautiful hues put to canvas. I never know until the end what I have created and when I feel it's complete I am always surprised and delighted by the outcome. It's a sublime feeling of joy!