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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Set of four under progress

Exploring and playing! Here is the set of four that I posted yesterday, somewhat darker in values. I didn’t plan them to look like this, all I wanted was to have more dark gems to play with before going higher key again. All paintings will be high key in the end, is the plan…

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EXPLORING painting under progress

GOING HIGH KEY AND GOING ABSTRACT, WHICH I HAVE BEEN MISSING A LOT Exploring, I mean really exploring this time. I decided in a blink of a second that I wanted to go high key, it has been many mid-tone and darker landscapes lately, I wanted to go light and I wanted to go abstract!…

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Abstracted Landscape, work under progress

This painting is still in explore stage, which means that I am taking risks, taking drastic steps, trying out ideas, am scratching, applying, subtracting while wet. Then sanding, and more layers, more sanding, scratching and so forth. I find this stage to be the most challenging of them all, when the mind must be open…

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High key panels, explore stage

Latest and final play in dry medium and acrylics. Now ready for cw and oils, if I can manage to seal the most important marks so they don’t smear, I might be going directly to the clarify stage, I am actually starting to love them.

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NEW PAINTINGS UNDER PROGRESS

Exploring and playing some more. Subtracting, covering, adding, wondering, searching for who I am, and for what direction to take myself, and my paintings. Having fun while doing it, I think I’ll try to preserve some of the crayon marks and then proceed in cold wax and oils. So far it is only dry medium…

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Playing and exploring, mixed media and cwo on paper. I don’t know where these will go yet, but I do like the colors and marks.

Work under progress. Approximately 35 x 43 cm

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Exploring, trying to be bold, mostly trying to decide the value scheme in this session so I mixed up only the darkest to create some shapes. Work on paper under progress.

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