In the Studio: Update 2

Work In Progress, 96 x 96 inches, four canvases, Hines Building Commission

Once the color relations are established, it becomes a slow and tedious process of building up the surfaces so that they read as a skin. Working back and forth from one canvas to the next, applying very thin layers of paint, the tooth of the canvas is eliminated, but many irregularities in the thick initial layers remain visible. I'm not interested in a flawless surface -- it's still paint. Later, the washes I will apply at the end tend to emphasize those irregularities.

Installation of the painting is now scheduled for mid-October -- so things are pretty much on schedule. I'll finish the painting during the next few weeks, then work out all the details of bolting the canvases together while the paint cures. More to come...