More… and a commission

Tweaking the variations. I have seven now. One more, at least.v8

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For some time I have been avoiding a commission that I committed to during the summer. And then when I started (it almost always works this way) I felt totally lost and lacking direction and self confidence. As I worked my way into this painting I was wondering how I would get out of it… and as usual something comes out of the work. And as usual it is rather different than what I have done before, at least it seems like it. I have no idea if the client will like it, but I am not totally unhappy with it. When working with wide, wet and quick brushstrokes it is important to stop before it gets too messy. The problem is, you have to be really, really good at it. Imagine Edward Munch! One of my greatest sources of inspiration when it comes to painting techniques.

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