1. Design the form
I liked the idea of framing an abstract place where you would rather be.
2. Begin painting
I did a lot of the painting on the floor. The bubble-like forms are composed from flicking water into the oil paint. Since oil isn't water soluble, the water marks end up removing the pigment--leaving residual droplets behind.
3. Finalize painting
On the inner portion, I wanted to refine the piece while still leaving evidence of the water-like bubbles. It took me a long time to find a color that wasn't too dark, but wasn't too light to accomplish this. On the outside portion, I wanted to create a gradient in a color that complimented the inner panel. I spent hours wet-on-wet blending to make the transitions look smooth. While not pictured here, the sides are painted as well.