I find the process from conception to manifestation difficult
to explain. It's not unlike automatic writing, except that
it is the intuitive image I seek as a consequence of the
gesture, rather than the essence of the written word. The
dialogue with the discovered image is what I find most challenging,
i.e. keeping the painting in a state dictated more by the
subconscious rather than a rational, disciplined procedure.
I combat an inherent propensity to overdefine - to make the
subject matter more obvious - which ultimately would lead
to contrivance and failure.