It may seem to be about light and space, light and surface. But what becomes necessary is time. This is not a situation where what you see is what you get. What is perceived in the first few seconds is different than what you see ten seconds later or two hours later when the light in the room has changed or you are standing at a different angle, different distance. If one invests the time, the painting becomes many paintings. My earliest work involved special lights and materials but that frequently resulted in the static, predictable state I was trying to avoid. I went back to paint and brush to try to achieve paintings that are in a state of flux as light changes through the course of a day. They can have as many as one hundred coats to achieve the effects and gradients I’m striving for. It takes a very long time to make one of these paintings that will even surprise me. Maybe it’s not about time or perception but about patience.