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The new painting


The new painting is different. Rather than being a simple series of color layers, this one is going to have several "floors" that contain "paintings". I'm masking out portions as I go so that the final piece will have patches of each "floor" showing through, but this won't be apparent until the end. The over-arching idea is "paintings within paintings". The challenge in making a painting like this is that I can't actually see what I'm doing until the very end when the floors are ripped open and everything is revealed; until then it's a juggling act in my mind, trying to remember where everything is below the surface.

The first floor, as you can see, is yellow and black. I'm thinking the second floor will be red and blue-grey. We'll see. For now it's buried under a layer of silver paint and paper strips.

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