something about the vexed and the painted

At last a sunny warm day. So naturally I retreated to familiar smells and sights of the cave o' paint. The ongoing saga of my two main works in progress. I could ramble on at length just to fill whitespace, but I'd rather just show and tell.

 Rule 102 (working title) 48" x 30", oil on canvas. 

Rule 102 (working title) 48" x 30", oil on canvas. 

I've got lots to do on this - I spent roughly an hour staring at this and about 2 hours painting today. I think it's coming on well, the eye for one thing needs a lot of work. There will be a lot of echoing of shapes and probably more definition and use of the rule 102. 

Then I got vexed at this work below. 

 l//k/b/bh//s/, 30" x 48" oil on canvas

l//k/b/bh//s/, 30" x 48" oil on canvas

It's not very obvious from the photo but collectively the number of edges that are off, are enoug to throw complete sections out of whack with the rest of the image. I have a few ideas on how to handle this, but if they fail I'll either gesso over the whole thing or just parts of it. Painting this has taught me a number of things. Things that are hard to express verbally, but I want to try a lot of ideas out on  a smaller scale. 

Well thanks for reading and iI hope your day and all future days are productive. 

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