Tuesday, 7 June 2016



The picture on the right was 'prepped' in advance of being painted. The technique was to paint a cross on the back of it. The picture on the left was not prepped. It did not have a cross painted on the back of it. 

The front of both cardboards was then painted with a flat layer of paint. 

The prepped painting had drying paint soaking into it and pulling tight, changing the shape of the canvas. Because both sides were painted, the pulling balanced the canvas on the right so that it flattened itself out.

The picture on the left did not have a prepped background and so the paint pulled it only in one direction.

Before the white paint had dried; drips of black paint were applied to both boards. Because it is corrugated cardboard the texture is unique and the paint works with the texture to create the surface marks. 

You can very clearly see that the painting to the right which has been prepped in advance of the application of the detail, has a very different texture to the painting on the left, which was not prepped in advance. The black paint moves differently because the board is a different shape due to the prepping process. 

The technique is identical on both pictures except that the one on the right has been prepped in advance. As a result the final image is noticeably different.

The exact same rules apply when you meet somebody who has been victim to a slander campaign. Everybody who has been prepped in advance about that person see's a very different picture when they look at that person, because they have been prepped in advance.

This is what a reputation is - it inhibits you from experiencing a situation honestly in the immediacy of the moment, 'in reality', because of the prepping. In card games this is called rigging the deck and is regarded as unscrupulous behavior.

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