At least 5-6 layers of paint have been applied to this piece; visible on the surface is a work composed of faint and bright green, pink, and yellow shades, with a few pops of red, light blue, and orange all against a deep blue and black backdrop. Vertical striations that stutter and smear then pulled up and hung so drops of paint could be dollop and dimple. Areas are scratched and scraped to reveal some of the previous layers, while others are suspect by their mass and texture protruding from the canvas, merely blanketed by more layers of color.
Only along some of the edges do we see the traces of previous layers. Though the texture throughout the piece easily suggests there is history there.
Pentimento | pen·ti·men·to /ˌpen(t)əˈmen(t)ō/ | noun — A visible trace of earlier painting beneath a layer or layers of paint on a canvas.
Layers upon layers upon layers of paint are applied—pentimento in style. Merriam-Webster defines Pentimento as a reappearance in a painting of an original drawn or painted element that was eventually painted over by the artist. The passage of time, fading memories, a face you remember but unsure why or how. Disarming and reassuring all the same. Someone that you used to know.