The Algorithmic Field Painting series uses algorithms to determine many of the physical and situational factors for plein air painting, from dimensions and palette to the time of day and geographic location for painting.

“Quantification has become a normalized fixture of life, and geotracking is carried out with our tacit consent. Randomness is only the departure point for the de-systemizing of creative choices that may eventually yield spontaneous emotion.”

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Coordinates and Constraints:

Algorithmic Field Painting #3
2022, oil on canvas
15 in. x 12 in.

Canvas template:


Boroughs: Manhattan
Coordinates 40.789444, -73.981111
Time to paint: 11:08
Paints chosen: medium yellow, medium red, alizarin crimson, viridian green
Canvas dimensions: 12 x 15
Length stops: 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
Width stops: 4, 11, 15


Algorithmic Field Painting #2
2022, oil on canvas
28 in. x 30 in.

Canvas template:


Boroughs: Manhattan
Coordinates 40.709167,-73.998056
Time to paint: 7:37
Paints chosen: titanium white, lemon yellow, yellow ochre, raw sienna, mars red, light red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, chrome green, black
Canvas dimensions: 30 x 28
Length stops: 26, 30
Width stops: 23, 26, 28


Algorithmic Field Painting #1
2021, oil on canvas
16 in. x 29 in.

Canvas template:


Boroughs: Manhattan
Coordinates 40.832222,-73.940556
Time to paint: 9:33
Paints chosen: lemon yellow, mars red, light red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, viridian green, chrome green, black
Canvas dimensions: 29 x 16
Length stops: 21, 22, 25,30
Width stops: 1, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16

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