The final two paintings are moving along. Towards the end of last week I began working on the figures and thinking about ways to tackle the foliage in the trees. I have a solution I think. For one tree it involves scraping. For the others in may involve a stencil. I always liked how Braque (who just turned 128) incorporated stencil patterns into his paintings-floating here, grounded there. Of course, it could all go completely haywire, but I think some haywire is necessary here and there.
Pictured above is part of a tower of prussian blue that I have lovingly cultivated over the past 3 years.