If it doesn’t work, do something radical

I have struggled with the indian and I have not been happy, so today I covered the entire painting with black and then started retrieving the picture, adding indian red and gold ochre and a little white. Well, it looks different anyways. I need to take another photo with less glare from the studio lights.

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And the sea captain from Arild has a ring in his ear. And a hint of one in the other. I will let this rest and maybe take another look at it later. For some reason the colors came out a bit more true this time. I have been working very intensely on a commission the past few days, sorry, can’t show it now, it is probably supposed to be a surprise.

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