Artist Patrick Wilson, who lives and works in Los Angeles, explores mid-century modernism in his boxy abstract works. We’re inspired by his color blocking combinations, as are the Hirschhorn and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which both own his work. Wilson is a self-described “slow motion action painter,” who relies on intuition in the creative process. In terms of technique, he uses a drywall blade to drag layers of translucent and opaque coats of paint across the canvas to gradually build his architectural compositions. We used Colourlovers to create palettes for three of his works in this week’s installment of CMYLK.

Above: “Wake Up”, 2011, Acrylic on canvas

“Solid Gold”, 2011, Acrylic on canvas

“Summer Garden”, 2011, Acrylic on canvas