In Italian, a scherzo is a joke. In music a scherzo refers to a quick and light hearted musical composition. I refer to these paintings as scherzi (plural for scherzo) because they represent quick studies.
Studies or Scherzi are fundamental to an ongoing practice. They ensure that I am always painting and they can provide unexpected sources of inspiration. As is often the case, the painting process can lead me to new places revealing the internal eye to the external world.