When I really break down the main factors to my decision making, the basic components of my work are in two categories:
design (as theme): color, composition, complexity, contrast
It is so simple really. My reasons for being interested in these things are complex, but the paintings themselves are not. I like it that way. There are many kinds of artists in the world and there are many ways one can express their ideas. For the highly complex stuff, I choose words. In art, I want the simple pleasure of a visual experience.
Image: Sketchbook 57, crayon on paper, 5″ x 7″