The year 2017 began in a very dark place.  The Black | Not Black series was working with this darkness.  The colors are mixed, I refrained from using the color black. 

For 2017 I set myself the assignment of only working with a square format.  Within this I found many ways to work around and outside of the rule.  The Black | Not Black seriesIslands and Months Squared are all part of this square regiment.
 

Black / Not Black: Painting to Moby Dick
2017
oil
40 x 30

also can be viewed under Squaring Up paintings
BLACK | NOT BLACK