Exploration continues, work in progress

Exploring, pushing the latest set of four high key paintings, playing with whites over dark glowing reds, and sanding, and pushing, and sanding… to be continued 😉

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Set of four still under progress, exploring, taking risks, experimenting.

Explore second round.Today I started the process of pushing these towards a higher key. I am very satisfied with the colors, texture and complexity in the underpainting now, so my next move is to try to simplify and to lighten this series. Comments are very appreciated =)

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FOUR PIECES ON THE CLARIFY STAGE

EXPLORING AND CLARIFYING. All of these has been within reach when I’ve had some leftovers. And in case you wonder, no, I was not angry, but the blue came on so tight and heavy on two of them so I had to do something to loosen it up a bit, hence the rather wild skewer…

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CLARIFYING. Two paintings almost done, mixed media and cold wax & oil paint on paper.

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CLARIFY (blue painting) and EXPLORE (yellow painting) Back and forth goes the way towards finished. Up and down and trying and failing and trying some more. Now knowing that nothing is wrong, and that ugly is good, this will always be an exciting way to follow for sure 😅🙃🤓

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NEW PAINTINGS UNDER PROGRESS, exploring what the play stages are offering, finding shapes, determining values and temperature

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Black & white studies, work still under progress

These paintings are now closer to have their final structure, lines and values. It is a continuous dialogue between me and the paper, the conversation is still ongoing, but I believe I can see what the final result will be looking like. That is, if I don’t overwork them and need to start all over…

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