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Thirty in Thirty. Day Twenty: Things are Getting Larger Now…

Smaller pieces are drying in the studio, and I’ve moved back to the larger works. Remember that long piece with the oil bar underpainting? Looks different now doesn’t it? This is the third layer, and it’s maybe halfway built. Once I reach a certain opacity, I will start tearing the layers back down to reveal some of the underpainting.

Usually I listen to music while I work. Today I’m working in the quiet. Or, not quiet, really.  The sound of my work –rapping and scraping– fills the room with a lot of noise, actually. Percussionist.

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