The 2′ x 2′ (61 x 61 cm) Masonite panel is finished! While the painting of it was mostly about modeling paste and experimenting with texture with palette knife, I called it “Coalescence” because the clumpyness of what emerged here put me in mind of the hydrogen, helium, and lithium atoms that formed in the first few minutes after the big bang, coalescing æons later into gas and stars. Nothing less than the universe transitioning from an endless expanse of mere atoms, into larger stuff, some of which would eventually become us.
Like wow, that’s deep man. How do I follow that? Uhhh, here’s an in-progress shot! (after the blue, before the yellow):