in the studio

I’ve been asked about the process of painting this series so here’s a picture from my studio of one in progress. This one will obviously have stripes. The paint on there right now is interference gold. It’s pretty fancy for paint because it has tiny titanium dioxide coated mica flakes in it, which also makes it a little hard to use. The trick is to get the flakes to lay flat so you get the most reflection off of them and to do this you paint in very very thin layers. Lots of them.

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UPDATE: Below the stripes of interference gold and interference blue are done. I took a pic because the flip of the color to its complement was really visible with my lighting and angle.

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