I learned stencil cutting years ago silkscreen printing. I'd never done airbrush stippling before. It looked good for this passage on LandSea08 because, according to Mike, I could vary the gauge of the stipple; unlike more primitive bristle brush fling stipple.
Cutting airbrush frisket is plastic surgery. The frisket is cut on the canvas without cutting the canvas. It's like cutting one epidermal layer without damaging what lies below it.
The sheen is the lightly adhered commercial frisket.
LandSea08, acrylic on 61 x 91 cm stretched canvas is, essentially, three separate paintings of the same landscape in three registers divided by borders. Or, more simply, three rectangles. The concept that arose during the process was an attempt to reconcile the concrete geometric horizontal/vertical with the abstractions of what were, in reality, naturally occurring diagonals. I am functioning the natural diagonals and French beach curves into a perspective system which may complement or contrast the geometric vertical/horizontal of the border frame/registers that indicate a flat surface, the canvas.
The ancients used registers to depict the earth, the ground upon which we stand, and as a narrative device to tell more complicated visual stories.