I changed a few things when creating Reflection X. I divided the sections on the wood panel differently than Reflection IX and I used a more dramatic color for the textured background. I also recycled paint for the space in between the colored strips. I discussed this technique when I created Found and Found II. Click on those painting titles to be taken to the posts where I describe this process. As an artist I find that it is extremely easy to become wasteful. Tubes of paint are sold in plastic or metal and I have still not found a good way to recycle them. Broken paint brushes, empty gesso buckets, plastic from purchasing canvas; it adds up surprisingly quickly. I strive to be as conscious of my waste as possible both inside and outside of my studio. Recycling my paint is one way I can help to minimize my impact on the environment as well as add a dramatic and energetic component to my work.