Painting daily is important to me, trying to master my skills, learning new approaches. There is always a painting in progress. I try to have an overall plan of what I am going to paint. In the beginning, I might have some idea of what I will paint, but at the end, the painting might be totally different from what I had in mind, when I started. I like to experiment on different kinds of painting surfaces, such as metal, slate or quartz, besides canvas. At times, I create textured, raised effects on a painting. I apply thick paint with rough brushstrokes, creating an interesting, dynamic texture on a painting. I used to paint with oils and water colors, but for many years now, my preferred painting medium has been acrylic. Currently I am creating my art on metal canvas and on metal sculptor panels.