I paint groups of panels at a time to create a cohesive body of artwork, supporting each other as a spiritual family. Also part of this family is the byproducts: palette paper, excess paint, paper towels, hardened paint, and soiled solvent and so on. Often too precious to dispose of, I apply excess materials to smaller panels. These are my journals. Recording the day, week, year –as a writer would describe in words, I do so in color and stroke on canvas. Unadulterated by the grandeur of a calculated plan, and providing a clean slate next to the grandiose layered masses of panels surrounding it, these journals are unmediated artworks unto themselves.