Well, this past weekend I started to prep 2 new large canvases measuring 30X80 inches (on the easel) and 48X48 inches (behind the easel). While many of my new pieces for my upcoming shows will be much smaller than these, I've been itching to work on some larger pieces again too. Prepping these larger surfaces felt great and the thought of doing a large horizontal piece is kind of exciting. Each piece currently has about 4 layers of texture that I built up using 1) a layer of black acrylic, 2) a layer of white acrylic, 3) a layer extra heavy matte gel medium and finally 4) a final layer of white acrylic. Using various palette knives, I keep building up the surface until I get it just the way I want it: thick and smooth! If all goes well, now that it's warmer, there will also be a couple of collaborations happening in the not-so-distant-future. More on that later. I'll be posting progress pics of all my pieces here and on my flickr page. Stay tuned!