my current paintings focus on impasto paint and color on contrasting surfaces. I paint on a hard surface of prepared honeycomb cardboard giving me the resilience of pushing the paint around the surface sometimes scraping and mixing colors directly on the surface. The shapes/images are rather unimportant in meaning but allow soft amorphous shapes to interact to new layers of applied paint and provide movement and a directional response. Pieces of tooling foil are added to contribute more contrast of paint to metal surface . They provide a glint of color reflecting light and keep the surface alive if the painting is viewed in a dim light.