Left over paint is a draw on me that I find hard to resist. This painting was to show me what could come of entwining two lovers in an embrace. A serious painting grew out of it. Although Explicitly Loving was labor intensive, it was rewarding to do. The curvatures required distortions of the checkerboard effect. It was better done as done rather than introduce a third dimension to the surrounding pattern. Imagined was a checkerboard pattern stretched as rubber sheeting but only at the junction between the figures and the checkerboard pattern. Driftwood roots closer to this than Explicitly Loving, settled into the final pattern, though the one above had merit.