Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The preparation for this painting was somewhat experimental. I wanted separate blocks that could appear to float off the wall. I opted for a block of wood that was about 1.5" thick with a black edge. I didn't want the edge to appear as wood so I attempted to eliminate the grain. I experimented with sanding, wood putty, spray paint. I eventually applied joint compound, sanded, gessoed, and spray painted. I applied gold leaf to the top surface. This painting session basically outlined the composition and painted in some color/form in blocks 1 and 3.