I found myself focusing in on the "arson" painting the other day. I am starting to get a handle on this whole "transparent layer" thing as opposed to the piles and slabs of opacity that make up the first painting.
I am also cobbling together ideas about the "narrative" for Flashpoint. As I go this is making more and more sense, and I have more and more content to offer through simply working these paintings out. That's progress, right?
Also...did you hear the Chuck Klosterman bit on This American Life this weekend? He talked about the perception of Americans as cowboys. He basically furnished half of my mission statement for these things.