fredag 22 juli 2016

Flower Abstraction 187

This one was very direct and painted itself. The challenge of painting more than one flowers is to find the balance between keeping them interesting and working together.

onsdag 20 juli 2016

Flower Abstraction 179

This is a wild asymmetrical flower with bold complimentary colors. I did this one in a small and a smaller version.... this is the smallest one.

måndag 18 juli 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 58


Painting small seem large right now. I even felt comfortable adding eggs in this 8" x 8" painting. Eggs make it less abstract and I usually exclude them for that reason.

lördag 16 juli 2016

Flower Abstraction 191


This one was inspired by a pink double coneflower, if that is the right term. I simplified it and did my take on it. It was a challenge, but I like the result.

onsdag 13 juli 2016

Flower Abstraction 184

This is a play with colors and shapes. I took my concept att went for it. Contrasting the cool flower against a colorful background. Experimenting is fun.

tisdag 12 juli 2016

Flower Abstraction 185


This was one of my first flowers I painted when I went outside the flower concept that I have worked a lot with. This one is very loose and non-symmetric. It has a lovely freshness to it.

lördag 9 juli 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 57

Something that I wished that I had more of during my Easter Exhibition was small bird's nest paintings. I'm not sure why, but I had the impression that 6" x 6" was too small for me to do a nest like I want them. 
After a few small flower paintings it was time to give it a try and I really love the result. It is a challenge, but a fun one.

torsdag 7 juli 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 17

Working small is going great right now and I am trying to take advantage of it. This is a painting that are slightly larger and was done just before I went down in size. I love the limited color pallette.

tisdag 5 juli 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 15

Still keeping it small, but continued to explore berries. Painting small mean keeping it simple, making every brush stroke count. A few paint strokes can be the difference between a winner and a failure.

söndag 3 juli 2016

Flower Abstraction 186


I'm not sure if it was the long break or the fact that I am working small and it works, but I am painting a lot and am having a great time. This is a small, very loose flower abstraction.

lördag 2 juli 2016

Flower Abstraction 180


I have really embraced the small format lately, 8 " x 8" seem large right now. I still keep it simple and focus on color, shape and impact. There is no point in trying to make a composition too complex with my defined outlines. This is a return to other forms of flowers.

onsdag 29 juni 2016

Bird's Nest 56

On my last exhibition I had a small bird's nest painting that got sold early and I got several questions about it. It is a challenge, but I think it is time to put some more effort into small bird's nests. This one is the first one, not as small as the sold one, but small enough.

söndag 26 juni 2016

Flower Abstraction 168


I usually do these more complex multi flower abstractions on larger canvases, but I wanted to push my limits and do it on a smaller scale (12" x 12"). I am pleased with the result.

onsdag 22 juni 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 16

I hope I will get lots of interesting reference photos from our garden this year. There is a lot of berries growing. I call this series autumn berries because most berries get ripe late summer, early autumn and is more of a guideline.
This is a new painting in the series and the inspiration came from a painting that I sold during my Easter Exhibition. This one is a lot smaller though.