It seems as if all of Sweden has gone on vacation just as I’m needing to purchase materials to get started with this new series.

As a result of so many stores closed or with reduced hours, I’ve had made three separate orders online and still I needed to make runs to various actual stores in the region to get what was missing. While most of my time has been eaten up this way, I’ve managed to make a trip to Louisiana Museum revisiting Asger Jorgen’s work along with various practiced concepts in the studio to discern which style of sketching can portray the painting process I’m visualizing.

It’s been long, this past week. Feels like progress is slow yet now that everything is on its way, actual paint-to-canvas is only a few short days away.

TodayChristopher Grant