RESIDUE DRAWINGS

BLUES (RESIDUE DRAWING) household enamel with bar code stickers and pure pigment on cotton rag, 36" x 24", 1998

RESIDUE DRAWINGS

Beneath the controlled surface of the paintings I made in this decade, there was another story. One of contingency, happenstance and improvisation. This was played out in a series of residue drawings that documented the making of the work that was more typically exhibited.

RESIDUE DRAWINGS

BLUES (RESIDUE DRAWING) (detail), 1998

When I mixed the paint for my 1998 exhibition BLUES in New York, I first put a sheet of paper over my work cart. Then I went to work and ignored the results as much as I could. Other incidental traces of my process are revealed in the occasional drip of pure pigment and 
the bar code stickers that came off the brushes I was using.

RESIDUE DRAWINGS

42 YELLOWS (RESIDUE DRAWING) (detail) household enamel on cotton rag, 36" x 24", 2000

RESIDUE DRAWINGS

YELLOW CIRCLE  dried oil alkyd enamel paint residue, excised & mounted between sheets of glass, framed, 12" x 12" x 1.25", 2003

RESIDUE DRAWINGS

GRASS/TROUT/RIND/BURR/PITCH (RESIDUE DRAWING) household enamel on cotton rag, 26" x 24", 1999  

The residue left from mixing the paint for a paint chip painting by the same name.