Having painted tightly and within geometric confines for my formal work at art school I was ready for a freeing up technically. In the Abstract Sampling work at art school some panels were painted with dripped paint. In refutation of Pollocks drip paintings I chose to produce spontaneous but ordered grid-like paintings using sticks and dripping enamel paint from them onto canvases laid out on the floor. The canvases were first painted in multi-layered acrylics and colour became the focus of these reductivist works. Moving away from shaped wooden panels I used hexagonal canvases first then square and rectangular which helped emphasise the grid.