In the summer I was starting to paint a portrait of someone laying down on a mattress in front of a white wall. I ended up losing my interest completely in painting the human figure but getting so much joy from looking at the wall and how many colours and shapes I had there. The first two photos are of that playful dreamy painting. These paintings are hard to photograph, the longer you look at it (in real life), like with a wall, the more you see. Just as your eyes adjust themselves to seeing in the dark, your eyes adjust themselves to seeing more in the white wall. In the following photos me experimenting with painting the the shades in a warmer setting. It's a little experiment on prepared cardboard. something about surrounding a dark shadow colour with a lighter yellow and blue intrigues me, I want to do more tests with that.