Extempore is a series of abstract works exploring painting as a process of improvisation. In the spirit of “saying yes," Mary Rooney emphasizes creation over destruction with booming color and spontaneous marks. The act begins with a single canvas on which each painting decision is executed impulsively in response to the prior. Eventually, a partner canvas is introduced, sparking dialogue amidst the duo. The resulting diptychs glean a visual narrative of playful conversation between color and form.