New stuff in the works

I have started a new piece. A difficult project because I am working on a pretty low grade plywood board that is like rough paper – the oil seeps out sideways and makes the contours fuzzy. And I want to keep a good part of the plywood unpainted. So I have to be very careful and work with a 2 mm wide paint brush. It is a slow process and becomes quite meditative, especially if I have some good music going. Last night I listened to piano music by Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Camille Saint-Saëns, Zbigniew Preisner, etc. Nice for a change. Impossible to have too catchy and rhythmic music, have to have a steady hand…knifcro1

The photo makes it very clear that I have to invest in new fluorescent lights in the studio. I can’t see this color difference, it is only the camera that picks it up. The piece is 60 x 120 cm. The picture below shows the lines becoming a bit fuzzy. But this is just a start.knifcro2