onsdag 25 mars 2015

Tree Abstraction 62

I painted this one to be a companion piece for "Tree Abstraction 61" and be part of my Easter exhibition. It was strange to paint this big and keep the simplicity, not going overboard with details. I had to take my time and make every brush stroke count.

torsdag 19 mars 2015

Shapes & Movement 29

At first I thought that this was going to be a little too traditional 3 objective composition, but to be honest, I like this abstract painting.

måndag 16 mars 2015

Rowan Berries 22 - Painting in context

The downside of showing paintings on Internet is that there is nothing that show what size a painting is or the impact it does. Sometimes I am surprised over how small a painting is or the opposite. This is a recent painting of mine, shown in a context that show its size.

lördag 14 mars 2015

Shapes & Movement 28

I have done a lot of landscapes and nature related subjects lately and got the urge to go more abstract,  a nice change of pace. I tend to avoid going light. Partly because light mean less color and partly because going light conflict with my white and yellow lines. I know that I can make it work, but it still impact my work, something I have to work with.

tisdag 10 mars 2015

Landscape Exploration 18

This is a large painting that is the result after rejecting and painting over a painting that others liked, but I didn't. Starting over is a blessing and a curse. It can give you a freedom to let go since you don't have anything to loose or the existing paint can distract and make it hard to move on. Am not objective enough, but it is a lot better than what was there before.

söndag 8 mars 2015

Shapes & Movement 27

I actually painted this one before my previous/last post. I played with shapes and lines and I liked the result very much and it became my inspiration for "Tree Abstraction 61" .

onsdag 4 mars 2015

Tree Abstraction 61

Only one month left until my Easter exhibition, and every painting is done and judged from that perspective. It is not a question if a painting is good or bad, the only thing on my mind is if it possible fit to show. This one is large, but one of the smallest ones that I am considering to include in the exhibition. 
Still have to take a better picture of it though.

måndag 2 mars 2015

fredag 27 februari 2015

Shapes & Movement 26

I did this abstract painting from the initial letters in a name, deconstructed them and had some fun with shapes and colors.
I know that the mind tries to make sense what it see and letters is one of the most recognizable things there are.

torsdag 19 februari 2015

"Landscape exploration 17"

I have been working on this one for a while. This is the largest size that I do, would like to go bigger, but for now this is big enough.
I was considering to show a painting with the same theme in my easter exhibition, but that one isn't for sale (hanging in my living room), but decided that it was a waste of an opportunity and did this one to exhibit instead.
I am pleased about how the painting turned out, but am going to photograph it again, as soon as I have figured out where and how to photograph paintings in our new house.

söndag 15 februari 2015

"Landscape Exploration 15

This is one of my smaller landscape paintings. I know that it isn't that small, but I don't like going too small, doesn't fit my style of painting. I can go smaller, but I really have to be in the right frame of mind.

tisdag 10 februari 2015

Landscape Exploration 16

This is a larger painting that gave me trouble. I'm not sure if it was the initial composition or the way that I approached the front and back of the original landscape, but it felt disconnected, like the top half of the painting belonged to a different painting.
The bottom half was much rougher than the top and I decided to rework the top half and this is the result. I am glad that I went for it and didn't settle for something that was average at best.

torsdag 5 februari 2015

Landscape Exploration 14

I did have something else in mind with the lower part of this painting, but I couldn't make it work, so I had to use my own intuition. Some things look great in a picture (real life), but it doesn't mean that it translate in a good way when painting it.

söndag 1 februari 2015

Landscape Exploration 13

After a few wipes it was time to slow things down and not rush it. I am pleased with this medium size landscape, but I had to work for it. I am not in the zone yet. I just have to remind myself to slow down, not over think things and have fun.

torsdag 29 januari 2015

Tree Abstraction 58

To get started I went to some favorite subjects, but somehow, that didn't work, felt like I was going through the motions. I also had problem with the balance between roughness and control, something that was expected after a 5-6 months break.

After a few wipes and rejects, I got this idea to make a new version of an old painting that I like, but could be improved, so I made this one. It isn't perfect, but it got me starting and gave me that inspiration to start something new.