Okay….so I know you’re wondering “why in the world is that cobalt blue around the edges of the panels”? in the previous post picture.

Well, if not, you should. I NEVER put a strong color next to my work or it will influence it…….but I didn’t have any other two inch wide tape and so I’ll see how it goes. For a year now I’ve been sick of going back and painting the canvas edges. I used to paint them in layers as I went but somehow I got off doing it and it is a real PAIN to paint them all later, especially on large work.

These are Ampersand panels with a nice birch side framework so I figure this is as good a time as ever to just not paint the sides. I may change my mind later but for now I have blue tape.

It has already influenced me……I kept walking past with not a clue what I was going to do color wise with these pieces and kept seeing “BLUE” ………so why not three blue, three yellow, and three red? First layers rarely show up in the final pieces anyway. The other three are for the negative sections………..will discuss that as it comes later.

Right now I’ve got a couple of layers of color on these pieces with not a clue where they will lead me. Well……..a clue about structure of these pieces…all dozen of them into 3 separate art pieces ……..But other than that, it will just have to be relationships and processes leading me, with the concept as structure. I don’t want to be totally locked into my plans for this work so ultimately the work will tell me where it wants to go.

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