SUMMER IN THE WOODLANDS, work under progress

Change of temperature from greenish to orange according to ongoing heatwave in Norway. Getting warmer, both painting and me and Rufus!

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SERIES OF PHTALO BLUE AND EARTH COLORS Almost done, just some small adjustments and final touches and they are ready for the wall

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One step closer to finished paintings, monochromatic series.

Monochromatic with sanguine (powder from crayon) Not very much have happened with these since last time, except for a few more sanguine marks and a little pencil work here and there. I thought however I’d try a kind of paint “framing”, I tried different possibilities out digitally first and ended up with this. I wanted…

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NEW SET OF FOUR ON THE DRAWING TABLE. Work under progress

MONOCHROMATIC PLAY STAGE: White&Black + Sanguine Going larger for these (23X60 cm), not very large you might say, but to me these are the largest papers I’ve worked on so far in the exercise series. So, this is a new round with monochromatic. I had meant to use raw sienna for this set. But then I…

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NEW WORK ON THE TABLE. Under-painting/play stage with acrylics on paper. I’ll continue this piece with cold wax and oils, by starting to search for treasures and shapes.

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A NEW SET OF PAINTINGS UNDER PROGRESS

After a new play stage and some drastic attacks white and light green, I now feel that these are going towards something that I really would like to continue on. Already I am finding portions that I truly love. Gosh, this time this process was far quicker and not so scary, which is a huge…

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EXPLORING WHAT THE PREVIOUS WORK OFFERS OF INTEREST, and some critters emerged during the process!

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Monochromatic series Exploring the play stages

This stage is about searching, finding, trying and failing, covering, discovering, taking risks and finding a path forward for each one of the paintings. In all respects this is a exciting part of the process, to be honest actually a bit nerve wrecking too. Probably because tons of possibilities require tons of decisions to be…

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My goodness, the bird had a body too!

This was a surprise, I was going to separate these four to easier finish them one by one. But there it sat, the big old birds head with his eyes peaking into one of the paintings suddenly had a body as well, stretching over two more paintings. This is kind of mysterious because I absolutely…

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