The essentials of a painting remains an array of colours assembled on a surface in accordance to the impulses that leads the artist at the time of creating the piece. Here I wanted to spend some time on blue, and to arrange a group of other colours that would interact with blue in a powerful yet deadpan manner. I looked for strength and calm at the same time. Rather than mechanical ways of dividing the colours into different areas I wanted to piece it all together slowly. Something in this process remains visible on the surface after the paint has dried.