James Erikson: In Process

James Erikson, Slow Morning, 2012, oil on canvas, 54 x 56 inches (courtesy of th
James Erikson, Slow Morning, 2012, oil on canvas, 54 x 56 inches (courtesy of the artist)

As part of his In Process series, Paul Behnke posts a photo-blog about the development of painter James Erikson's Slow Morning (2012).

Of his work Erikson says: "My paintings are abstractions in the sense that at some point in the painting process I’m abstracting from nature, whether consciously at the beginning or through some experience or memory I bring into the studio during the evolution of the painting. Sometimes the painting reminds me of something, a particular mood or memory of a place and it won’t go away -- that becomes the subject of the painting for me."