Reflection XXXVIII is the first of five large 24″x30″ paintings that will debut this Friday at the opening of my show. Working on a much larger scale presented problems that did not exist when working on my 9″x12″ paper previously. Creating solid blocks of color this large required many layers of paint and many “do-overs” with this first painting. I am quite picky about my work which would explain why I painted and repainted the dark blue area six different times. While this painting may look simple, the hours spent making it look that way are hidden in those layers!