–the surface is a container for the things that you may do to it.
–each action (may react to existing surface but) is a new separate action.
–taken together they form a narrative, in the sense that each action follows another, like frames in a film follow one another, each new action projected upon the next, and unlike film in that the traces of each frame is not transitory as light.
–any treatment of the surface is OK – it may be altered by masking, extensions… the extent of the container is part of the narrative, its identification is the location for work, for painting.
–you do something and then you do something else. The image is what is left to see at the conclusion of every action, and the “painting”… when you don’t want to or cannot see an additional step to take forward (when the narrative is over)
–every step should be taken free from the demands of a preconceived image, at any point a turn in direction must be possible, and all options open