I’ve been asked about the process of painting this series, so here’s a picture from my studio of one in progress. Obviously this one will have stripes. The paint you see immediately below is interference gold. It’s high tech as far as paint goes because it has tiny titanium dioxide coated mica flakes in it, which is also what makes it hard to use. The flakes need to lay flat so that they reflect the maximum amount of light. This is done by painting in very very thin layers. Lots of them.
UPDATE: Below the stripes of interference gold and interference blue are finished. I took a pic because the flip of the color to its complement was obvious with my studio lighting and it’s usually difficult to capture in a still shot.
The rest of the process should be obvious.