"Flutter" is the first of the artist's abstracts where the strokes made by a paint-loaded razor blade or palette knife are made onto a canvas that has already received a base color or colored design that completely covers the canvas. In the subsequent build-up process of blade strokes the artist sometimes leaves several days for drying of one layer before adding a new color. The timing of short or long drying periods determines whether or not the subsequent layer blends into the underlying strokes or cleanly lays on top with no interaction. Both techniques are used in each painting to excite the eye in its exploration of the painted surface in its effort to understand the feeling of each layer and how they work together to create motion and emotion during the viewing period.
This artwork has been painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted a darker color. This type of canvas support requires no additional frame and may be hung as is.