My Sixth Fjord Picture • June 27, 2016



Fjord #6 – Rain in Sheets, Vik i Sogn, Norway

India ink, inked collage and surface alteration on paper. 18″ x 24″



I’ve found my way out of this storm – and the painting is FINISHED!


I’m relieved, because I couldn’t figure out how to go further. My perplexity centers on the increasingly prominent role drastically altered paper surfaces now play in defining the character of my pictures. I’m beginning to think more like a painter working in oils and thick impasto, yet there’s nothing thick about thin ink! I fear I will stumble around a bit as I continue on, but that’s not tonight’s problem!


This painting doesn’t show itself as well when viewed too small. I’ve added a really good hi-res image (plus detail views) here: