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Slow Motion Final Lap

This piece seemed finished by the end of my work week last Saturday. I just wanted to change a few small things, very minor. Then I came back to work today after three days away from painting and suddenly I wanted to edit it back. Of course, once you change one part of a painting, it impacts the rest. The lower left now feels too active because I knocked back the activity of the upper right.

I often experiment with possible solutions in Photoshop before I change the actual surface with paint - it lets me see more options. Since I'm committed to sharing my process, here is where the painting is now (totally unedited end of the day phone pic) and one of the Photoshop versions for possible changes tomorrow.

The piece is currently looking like a chrysalis to me. Something is growing inside that swelling shape.

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