Erin Wapple

My paintings are developed from shapes, lines, texture, negative
space and color inspired from urban landscapes. The paintings are
explorations of creating harmony between spontaneity and control within
a designated space. I hope to create honest paintings where the viewer
can find beauty within imperfections.

I record my observations in a sketchbook and with a camera.
Structures, arches, angles, color and texture become points of interests.
Sketches are transferred onto the painting surface using loose line
drawings. Next, I apply layers of color, value, and line variation to
create color depth harmony.

Throughout the process I explore the balance of adding and
subtracting brushstrokes, lyrical line marks, drips and color. After the
surface accumulates into a chaotic state I begin to eliminate lines and
areas to establish harmony with simplicity.