onsdag 18 maj 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 11

I am still in the garden phase, but I am slowly getting the urge to paint and have started to consider what to start with.... that is a good sign.

This is a painting that I did earlier, before my Easter exhibition. I didn't post it or included it in the exhibition because I painted several variations of this theme/composition.
I like them all, including this one and they were a popular subject in my exhibition.

onsdag 11 maj 2016

Our garden as it is now.....

We are not done with the garden yet, working on a section that are done soon. We are planning more things for later (more path etc. will be added later this year or next), but we are more or less done for now.
The garden need time to grow up and together. It is a lovely time right now, things happens so fast.
Here is a few pictures that show how the garden look now.

söndag 8 maj 2016

Update! Landscaping our garden.

Haven't done any painting for a while, but have been busy with our garden. Taking something that were more or less a lawn surrounded by a hedge.... to an japan influenced garden with a section dedicated to eatable plants and berries and a section for flowers and bushes. A lot of time and effort has been put into it. We are not finished yet, but we are satisfied with the result so far. The garden need a year or two to reach it's potential, bushes and trees need to grow some etc.

Hopefully I will get back painting soon again, been two month since I hold a brush.
This is how it looked when we moved in.

We removed 70 % of the hedge last summer, but the part in the last picture was removed in March this year. After that, we continued/finished building the fence that we started last summer.

It became a blank canvas, full of possibilities. I will show what we have done so far in future posts.

lördag 2 april 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 51


This is one of many paintings sold through my exhibition. It wasn't part of the exhibition, but was bought by a visitor. 

I am in the process of updating all painting prices. The US Dollar currency rate has changed a lot the last year and I want the prices to reflect that. I am still not sure if I should include shipping cost or not, not all customers live abroad.

torsdag 24 mars 2016

My "2016 Easter Exhibition"

Tomorrow at 10 AM starts this years "Konstrundan". Her is a few pictures taken with my mobil, a little preview of things that are part of my exhibition. 

The exhibition is open Friday-Monday (4 days) from 10 AM - 6 PM (10:00-18:00)

Welcome! ;)

måndag 14 mars 2016

Getting ready for Easter and "Konstrundan".

Final decisions regarding which paintings that will make the exhibition will be made later, but all candidates are framed and ready. The paintings on the table are the majority of the small paintings that will be part of my exhibition. They will be displayed on 2 tables. A few are missing on the photos, they were framed after the pictures were taken.

Here is a link for Konstrundan 2016. Information and map can be found there.

tisdag 8 mars 2016

Abstracture 10

This painting was part of a larger painting that I had mixed feelings about. I am still not sure if I did the right thing cutting it down, but at least I got two small paintings that I like. I posted the other one earlier.

fredag 4 mars 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 13

I know I haven't been posting anything for a while, but I have been busy preparing for my Easter exhibition and I have been doing a lot of work in the garden (pulling down a high hedge with European Beech and replacing it with a fence etc. A lot of work, but I love it. I might post some pictures of it later.

I am sure others have the same problem as me regarding prices. The exchange rate change over time and should price include shipping cost? My thoughts right now is to put prices on my small paintings, but not for my large work. The prices on my large work will reflect several aspects, depending on where the buyer lives etc.

This is a painting I did a while back. It is full of energy and I tried to capture the wild nature.

lördag 20 februari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 14

While I considered on keeping part or the whole "Autumn Berry Abstraction 12" painting, I decided  to make this one. It is a new version of one of the parts that I really liked.

torsdag 18 februari 2016

Flower abstraction 138 - Framed

This is one of the small paintings framed. This is one of 15-20 small paintings that will be part of my Easter exhibition.

A painting can be interesting, beautiful without a frame. The right frame though can elevate it and make it really "pop".


tisdag 16 februari 2016

Getting ready..... Easter 2016

I have decided to show more small paintings this year, compared to last year.
Framing is expensive and framing 20 small paintings would be crazy. I decided to build a rustic and modern frame myself. That way I can keep the cost down and offer the paintings for a reasonable price. I think they look great, but the buyers have the option to replace the frames if they prefer something else.

lördag 13 februari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 12

The subject of pushing ones limit, going outside ones comfort zone, is a tricky one. I can't  do it all the time, have to find a new place that is my new comfort zone before going further, if you know what I mean. 

A related question is how much do I push? Not enough mean no progress, too much mean there is a risk that I reject it because I can't relate to it, especially if I am not objective enough.
This is a painting that I went outside my comfort zone with. At one point, I was about to scrap the painting as a whole and only save one or two sections of it. The painting as a whole were too busy, to expressive.
I put the painting aside, left it alone for a while. I usually loose interest if I don't keep going and I don't always know in which direction I want to go. This time I was able to keep it together and improve it.
I am not at the point where I am objective enough to judge it, but so far, I don't dislike it.

tisdag 9 februari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 10


This is a smaller variation of a the autumn berry theme and was the inspiration behind the larger painting I just posted "on the wall" pictures off.
All focus right now is getting things ready for Easter. I got more paintings to show and will be continuing posting and hopefully I will be able to paint too.

söndag 7 februari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 3 - On the wall

This is another one that has been posted earlier, but in a new context. It is a semi large berry abstraction and I love the elements and colors in this one. It is very diverse, but still cohesive.

fredag 5 februari 2016

Shapes & Movement 45 - On the wall

Time to revisit a painting that have been posted earlier,  but now in a new context. This is how it looks hanging on my kitchen wall. I know that I have said it before, but a picture of a painting rarely give a real impression of it's size. Especially large paintings.