Tracy emailed me to ask about the stripe painting in back of the bottle light I posted a couple weeks ago. It seemed like too-simple of a tutorial to make a thing out of it, but now that someone has asked and my ego has been stroked, why not? Why not make a thing? Tracy wants to know. Here you go, Tracy.
It’s stripes. You’re like, No crap it’s stripes. I can paint stripes. What’s the whoop?
The whoop is that I painted the stripes on the back of a piece of plexi glass, otherwise known as a whale poster from Goodwill.
Why paint on the backside of a piece of plexi? No brush strokes. No messy. No unpolished product. What you are seeing is actually the reverse the real painting – the underside, which is actually a lot more interesting than the front.
Part of me is annoyed at myself for making art-for-art’s-sake. I don’t really like making stuff to fill up space or to match the furniture. This wasn’t really intended to go on display, more catharsis, but I liked it enough to put it up there. Next week it might end up as a headboard or a tabletop. Weirder things have happened.