torsdag 18 september 2014

Bird's Nest Abstraction 40



I started this one 5 weeks ago, in the middle of my 9-10 weeks break. I had to stop painting when I realized that covering up the newly sanded and varnished floor was a bad idea, the color on the floor has to set first, otherwise you got dark and light spots.
It is finished now though (I think), I have experimented a lot, pushed my limits, tried to keep it rough enough, playful and not simplify it too much. This is the largest bird's nest painting that I have done and a real challenge since I only had the basic composition to work from.
I'm not objective enough to judge this one right now, but I learned a lot from the process.

lördag 13 september 2014

Flower Abstraction 103



I am about to start painting again, am a little to eager to start right now, so I have to relax and not rush things. This is a square version of a painting that I posted earlier. Both paintings were painted back in June.

Some of you might have noticed that I have started to sign smaller paintings a little bit different, not included the year when it is painted. Not sure if this will be a permanent thing, but the thought is to make it easier to sign smaller paintings and not making it so visible. 

måndag 8 september 2014

Tree Abstraction 55


I hate waiting, and there is a lot of that going on right now. I still got some paintings that I can post, but I will run out sooner or later.

onsdag 3 september 2014

Bird's Nest Abstraction 7



Still not painting but I still got things to post. This is one of my earlier bird's nests, more natural, less abstract in a way. It is scary how time goes by so fast, this one is from last year.

söndag 31 augusti 2014

Rowan Berries 21



Still not able to paint (well, I started but had to stop), am in the process of selling our apartment and buying a larger apartment (or house), don't want to mess up all the things we have done recently.

I will be able to paint after I have covered the walls (with plastic) and the newly sanded and varnished wooden floor. I have to wait another 2 weeks until I can cover the floor though.

This is a painting of one of my favorite themes. The intention was to do an updated version of one of my first Rowan berries paintings for my Easter exhibit, but it didn't make the final cut, not enough space.

måndag 25 augusti 2014

Landscape Exploration 10



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.

söndag 17 augusti 2014

Landscape Abstraction 9



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

Flower Abstraction 95



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

Flower Abstraction 106



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

Shapes & Movement 8



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

Shapes & Movement 25



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

Landscape Abstraction 6



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

Flower Abstraction 105

 

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

Shapes & Movement 5



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

Landscape Exploration 12



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.