In an effort to return to a large canvas, I repurposed a stretcher frame from last year. Space in the studio is limited so reuse is the best option. On the left is the source image from NASA's Instagram account - a gorgeous shot taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of, as they say, "a monster young star."
I've only done four days of work so far and my star is starting to form. It's daunting and difficult and I don't know how it's going to work out. I just can't wait to get to the main event of taking a paint pen to the thing and drawing in the finishing touches. So, between now and then is the glorious middle, which is the stuff of confusion and second guesses and sometimes boredom. Into the abyss we go.