I love doing the underpainting for my Interlaced line paintings. I took a lot of photographs around the shore of the lake and then tweaked them in photoshop. I use these photos as a starting point for the first layer of my painting. These works are much more gestural and the colors blend wonderfully with the heat gun. Then I have to think about the surface treatment for the lines. The colors underneath set the tone for the layering of colors on the surface. These works blend freedom, spontaneity with mark making. As I said in my previous post, I hate to destroy them but I am on a mission to work towards an exhibition on my Darning Memories series.