The painting 2E (Carnival) is composed of a young woman in the foreground and an almost uniform red background. The woman is looking up at plumes of cockerel feathers which she is sporting on her head. She is wearing heavy red theatre make up round her eyes.

The Carnival festival is known all over the world for being a time of great indulgence before Lent (which is a time stressing the opposite), with drinking, overeating, and various other excesses. That includes enormous parades and street parties, the biggest of which is in Rio de Janeiro.

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Title/Titel/Titel/Títolo #2E, Acrylic and oil on canvas/ Akryl und Öl auf Leinwand/Akryl og olie på lærred/acrílico e óleo sobre tela 100x100cm, Year/Jahr/År/Ano 2018, anders dyhr.

Sold in October 2019 via Galleri Habsø A/S

2e in situ
preliminary sketch

This is the initial sketch for the painting. There are sketches of all sorts out there. Mine tend to look like a dog’s breakfast. A fair number of painters omit showing them for a number of sensible reasons. I am one of the hiders, but you are now witness to an exception.

What’s wonderful about sketches is they help capture fleeting ideas before they disappear. You can use non-archival materials  as well. In a hurry you can mix canvas board news print,  brown bags, crayons, ink and paint. And unlike your painting, you can do this with absolutely no regard for the longevity of the piece.