The essence of this painting is geometry. I wanted it to be architectural in appearance with a vibe that is more engineered than painted. I achieved this feeling by manipulating shapes in the background - literally pressing vintage drafting tools (a set square, a protractor, and french curves) into the wet layers of paint. My feeling is that Kandinsky probably used such tools when he created the original, and I wanted to be true to his techniques.
After I incorporated the background shapes, I blotted the entire surface repeatedly until it was perfectly smooth and then wiped away the center area where the postcard would be.
The masking tape is painted in the ultra-realistic trompe l’oeil style, where the painted items look so real you might be tempted to think there was actually tape affixed to the canvas. Many of the paintings I’ve done in this series feature blue painter’s tape, but here I used masking tape both to be period-correct for the original image and because the masking tape has a color that goes well with the palette of the original work.
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