tisdag 28 mars 2017

Flower Abstraction 217


Easter is closing in and with it my Easter Exhibition. Have done a lot of frames to fit my small paintings. Will show some pictures of them soon.

I have also done a lot of garden work. Spring has finally arrived.

måndag 20 mars 2017

Shapes & Movement 55


Spring is here and I am putting all my free time in the garden, changing the layout on the front side, doing the ground work. I have been waiting a long time to get things going and finally I can.

This is a small abstract painting that I did this winter. It is simple, direct and with a limited color pallette.

fredag 17 mars 2017

Autumn Berry Abstraction 32


I know this one doesn't reflect the season we are in, but it's colorful, playful and show what is coming.

söndag 12 mars 2017

Bird's Nest Abstraction 70


Putting eggs in an abstract bird's nest makes it less abstract, but sometimes I like the mix things up and sometimes it works very well. This is one of those occasions. I also decided to go more "nature" with the colors.

onsdag 8 mars 2017

Shapes & Movement 108


This is my largest painting I have done the last months, and probably the last painting I did before my spring break. Working large give me the space to go for it, but can also be a challenge, finding the right size variation and right amount of details.

lördag 4 mars 2017

Flower Abstraction 197


This flower abstraction remind me of flowers glowing in the moonlight, no idea why, but that is the feeling I get.
I know I should be painting, but time is better spent right now by preparing things for the "Easter exhibition" and spring is knocking on the door and so much to prepare and plan for the coming work in the garden. Will rework the front of the house, where we built the new fence and we will also ad two Fig trees to the mix of eatable trees and bushes.

tisdag 28 februari 2017

Shapes & Movement 56


This is a small abstract painting that I did a while ago. I really love to paint a blue and red color pallette, with a touch of yellow as accent.

söndag 26 februari 2017

Garden fence addition

We are done with all the fencing, small part in the back left from the previous owner, but we leave it for now. Our latest addition is a gate between the house and the storehouse (connected). We wanted to make the main garden an isolated unit, with some protection from animals that might be interested in our crops and berries.

This is how it looks now. (last picture show what it looked like last summer).



Last summer (2016)

fredag 24 februari 2017

Autumn Berry Abstraction 35


I think this is the last painting I finished before I shift my focus to making frames for the Easter exhibition and garden projects. It is a small berry abstraction and it was a challenge to balance simplicity with enough details to make it vivid.

tisdag 21 februari 2017

New Fence - Update

We did the major part of the new fence yesterday, we liked it, but felt that it could be better with a few changes. We did the changes today and we feel that we made the right decision. The first version had more drama, but the final fence has better "flow". I show both versions. The neighbors were good enough to give us free hands, they didn't need the privacy, but we felt that it looked better with it.
I show the final result first and show the first attempt further down.




This is the final fence with the small changes that we did today. We had to cut one pillar/post a little and remove one to make a taller one.





This is how it looked yesterday, with 3 dramatic changes in hight.

måndag 20 februari 2017

Shapes & Movement 107


I am not painting right now, got my mind on other things. Making frames for my Easter exhibition and garden work take all my free time and energy. 
Finished the fence on the front of the house today, might do some minor changes, so I post it when I am sure it is finished. We might have been crazy, but we worked through the cold, rain and wind.

This is an abstract painting that I did a few weeks back. I often react over the harmony in this painting. I really like the vibe I got from this one.

lördag 18 februari 2017

Flower Abstraction 205


We are not there yet, but I am looking forward to the coming season change. I painted a lot of small flower paintings last summer/autumn and I still got some to post. This one is a little looser than usual, went outside my comfort zone.

torsdag 16 februari 2017

Spring preperation - New Fence in the front.

 Old fence, built by the previous owner. 


 It is very "wonky" and is leaning towards our neighbor. 


 The fence stripped down.

I don't know if the spring is here yet, but it is going to be warmer and the snow will melt away. I have removed most of the fence in the front of our house. We will build the new fence next week if the weather are right for it.

tisdag 14 februari 2017

Bird's Nest Abstraction 77


Happy Valentine's day everyone!

The subject of today's post isn't typical for a day like this, but the colors are. I did a similar one earlier, but extended the composition and format.

söndag 12 februari 2017

Shapes & Movement 100



This is one of my abstract paintings where I reduce color, not totally black and white, but scaling down to one color one additional color.