I have started to paint again, not as much as before, but I have a lot of things going on in my life right now, not sure if I will be able to do as much as I would like to. This is a painting that I painted a while back. It is a little different in the way the composition is almost like a close-up, a fragment of a larger scene.
måndag 25 augusti 2014
söndag 17 augusti 2014
This is one of the last paintings that I did before I took my break. It is different enough to feel fresh, but still be a continuation of my landscapes. I need to feel that I am going somewhere, that there is a progress, not a repetition. Not saying that each painting must be dramatically different, but I get energy from exploring and that is what drives my journey.
fredag 15 augusti 2014
This is also an experimentation with a rejected painting. I did a dark blue transparent wash, making the old painting showing trough the layer and using it when it had a purpose. The process of this painting is more or less going from dark to light.
If everything goes well tomorrow, I will be painting again after my 3 weeks break.
måndag 11 augusti 2014
Still not able to paint, but soon I hope. This is a flower abstraction painting that takes advantage of a rejected painting. I did a transparent red/pink layer and used it in the composition. Sometimes a rejected painting can still lead to something. The downside with acrylic (compared to oil) is that I can't wipe a canvas/panel, but sometimes I can use what I got left with.
This is a painting that is all about experimentation and having fun.
fredag 8 augusti 2014
Here is one of my earlier non-figurative abstract paintings. As usual I have no logic to when to post which painting.
Still on a break, have a lot of things on my plate, but I think it is a good break that will charge my batteries and get some new ideas.
tisdag 5 augusti 2014
This was a large landscape painting going nowhere. It did didn't have the edge that I was looking for. Since a start with initial line work and washes on a empty canvas was an impossibility, I decided to do my largest abstract painting ever, it was a real challenge. I had a lot of fun, a lot of head-scratches, and learned a lot in the process. I'm not totally objective to judge it yet, but so far, I am pleased with the result.
söndag 3 augusti 2014
I did this small abstract landscape painting as a test before I tried it out on some large paintings. I wanted to go over the top with color, not holding anything back. I posted the larger ones that I painted after this one earlier.
onsdag 30 juli 2014
I wanted to do a very mono chromic painting, with flowers peaking through, but with enough contrasts to make it work. It was challenge to use as much red as I did in this painting, and fun to experiment. I don't always no where I am going, but I know that I have to go in some direction.
måndag 28 juli 2014
This is a small abstract painting that I painted a while back. The shapes in this one are more like different sizes of brush strokes. I recently (before my little break) painted my largest abstract painting ever, and it was a real challenge. More about that one later. It is now time to paint a 2nd coat of paint on my kitchen walls.
onsdag 23 juli 2014
I thought I would bring a new element in this landscape painting, a path between the trees. I lost the simplicity a little, but I had to put in some more details, some more brush strokes to make it work. It lost some of it's roughness, but I still like it.
måndag 21 juli 2014
Been painting a lot the last months and I feel that I need a break, recharge my batteries. A good time to renovate my kitchen. Well there will be some kind of painting at least, even if it will be in one color, white.
This is one of the paintings that haven't been posted yet. It is a large flower abstraction painting, with focus on color, shapes and playfulness.
torsdag 17 juli 2014
This is a large landscape abstraction with a limited color palette. I wanted it to have great compact with vibrant colors, a good balance between simplicity and details and to have enough elements in the composition to make it interesting. I really like this one.
The two last pictures show the painting's size compared to a 8" x 8" painting.
tisdag 15 juli 2014
This is the largest non-figurative painting that I have done. I decided to do one after I wiped two attempts at doing one of my "landscape abstractions". There wasn't much paint on the canvas, but there was no way that I could use any transparent washes, something I like to do in my landscape paintings. Doing abstract at this size was a challenge, but I had a lot of fun doing it.
söndag 13 juli 2014
This a flower abstraction painting based on the flower concept that I have been working on, all about shapes, simplicity and color. This one has an overall warm color palette and contrasts made with values.
onsdag 9 juli 2014
I felt that I had to push myself a little after doing a more "subtle" landscape painting, going more bold with the colors and brush strokes. It is the same size as the other real large ones that I have done. It was a challenge, but I think it paid of.