I started this painting with an acid yellow base and red. I asked my model April if I could use her a s brush. She’s small with great definition. I placed green and purple along the edges of the painting, she lied down in the paint and water mixture and I guided her back and forth over the surface three or for times until an image emerged. I spent about 20 hours on the result, finding shapes and edges. These colors vary greatly from my normal palette. I never use an acid green like this one and I tried to tone it down throughout the painting. I gave up fighting with it about 17 hours into the work and something happened; I applied a color that matched the green and the drawing unified. It shimmers in the light like an insect’s wing, impossible to capture with my camera.