masked off.

I’ve been experimenting with masking.

No, it’s not anything unique or new, but I’ve been playing around with the notion of a crisp white border around my painting. A box made of masking tape defines the rectangle of paintable area on the page. Sometimes the border is thin. Sometimes it is very wide, so wide that the picture is floating in the middle third of the page. Sometimes I lock the image into that space, and sometimes I let the sketch slip outside the boundaries in a controlled way.

Masking has proven to be an interesting addition to my toolkit.