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Hi everybody! I wish all of you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I know these are challenging times for so many of us, if not everybody due to the worldwide pandemic. The vaccines are underway, we can probably enter a much better spring and summer, so I am positive in this respect. As for the turmoil and the terrifying upheaval in the US, I know this is not a true picture of my many American friends. Also, I know that when people go from being fed and content to being hungry and desperate, we all have the potential to becoming dangerous, no matter what nationality we come from.

Even if I live in a tiny peaceful corner of the world, yet not seriously struck by the pandemic, I can clearly feel the anxiety for what could happen. We too have right wing extremists, demonstrated in all its horror on the attack on Utøya a few years ago. It is very difficult to be creative in times like this, nevertheless, for myself it is even more important to stay sane. So, I picked up some large bottles of acrylic, a couple of boards, speckle, gesso and started to play during the holidays.

The photo shows the painting itself (about 84 x 58 cm), still under progress, followed by some closeups of same.

My friends, please stay safe and stay healthy, better times are coming 💕

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Clarifying, final touches

This is one more of my paintings in the “Memory Fragments” series. After many many rounds of glazing, sanding and glazing again, I finally begin for feel that this one is close to finished, just a few tweaks here and there before it is ready for the frame 😊

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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 and quickly be responding to these changes, when I must dare to loose, to paint over what I loved, in order to achieve a more interesting expression further down the way.

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“MEMORY FRAGMENTS I” Finished. 38 x 47 cm Mixed media, collage and acrylic on cradled panel.

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CLARIFYING series of four.