söndag 29 december 2013

Flower Abstraction 61


My last post for this year is this flower abstraction. This one remind me to not over think, to be bold and experiment more. Something to work on in 2014.

I wish you all a Happy Creative New Year!

fredag 27 december 2013

Abstracture 20


I hope everyone had a great holiday.

This is one of the paintings that is a continuation from an earlier experimentation "Flower Abstraction 59". I don't always go abstract, but I get most satisfaction when I do, at least right now.

fredag 20 december 2013

Flower Abstraction 64


This is a larger version of a painting I did earlier this year and I wanted to paint one for my first participation in a Swedish tradition (Easter Art Exhibition). Each Easter artists/painters open up their studios and have exhibitions. Art lovers makes this an event, driving around and visiting local artists.
I know there is early, that there is plenty of time before it is time, but I will focus on getting enough paintings together. That means new paintings, new versions of old paintings and showing a good mix of paintings.

I wish everyone a Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for all the support in 2013 and I hope 2014 will be an interesting and creative year.

söndag 15 december 2013

Flower Abstraction 59


This is one of those exploration/experimentations that start something. I had a blueberry painting that was a larger version of another painting, but I didn't want to keep it since I didn't think it added anything new. I took a transparent blue color and painted a thin layer over the whole canvas and had it as a starting point for this abstract floral painting. I will keep this one for time being, but I have done several paintings on this theme.

lördag 14 december 2013

Flower Abstraction 52


As you can see by the number, this small floral painting was painted a week or so ago. I like this a lot, partly because it's not "cute" with perfect colorful flowers. It has a rough edge to it.

torsdag 12 december 2013

Rowan Berries 19


I think I will allways get inspired and challenged by this subject. The leaves change color in the autumn and the range of colors include purple, yellow, orange and red. I painted this a while back and it shows the trees with it's berries turned red, but the leaves are still green.

tisdag 10 december 2013

Flower Abstraction 57

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I was able to keep this one from getting too cute, something I can't say about "Floral Abstraction 58". I got a love/hate relationship going on with that one. I like this one though.

söndag 8 december 2013

Floral Abstraction 56


I have explored a lot of flowers lately. I have realized that I like it when I go simple, close-up, abstract, graphic etc. If I zoom out and do more traditional, it might look good, but I don't like it.
I didn't have any reference photo for this one, not even a clear idea, just followed my instinct and I like how it turned out.

lördag 7 december 2013

Cupcake 20

I painted this cupcake a while back. I painted two types of cupcakes at the time and I did at least two versions of each. Haven't posted before because I decided to keep this one myself.

onsdag 4 december 2013

Flower Abstraction 55

SOLD

This is my 3rd and final attempt on this composition. I have no idea why, but I got caught up with the coneflower's petals, going too realistic and clashing with the simplicity of the other flowers. I finally found my way again and this painting took me into a new direction. I have done a few floral paintings where I am less concern with what kind of flowers I am painting and more about the shapes and colors that they have.

lördag 30 november 2013

Persimmon abstraction 2


This is a small painting with persimmon fruit. I tried to keep it clean, graphic and make every brush stroke count (didn't count them though).

torsdag 28 november 2013

Flower abstraction 53


Going more abstract and experimental with this one. I know that this is a path I am going to follow, but it's not the only path, nice to have options.

tisdag 26 november 2013

Blueberry Abstraction 13


It is no secret that I prefer to paint larger paintings, well at least large enough to work my lines etc. There is times when I get the urge to go small and I do think I learn a lot by it. This is one of those paintings and it was painted a while ago. I have also done some smaller paintings last week, but they will be posted later.

fredag 22 november 2013

Bird's Nest Abstraction 34


I did this one as a part of a project that didn't happen in the end. I explored the same composition in different ways, more as preparation for a really big painting. I might do that big one anyway because I like the challenge of it.
I went with a very limited color scheme with this try, wanted to focus on the shapes and forms more than the colors of the nests.

tisdag 19 november 2013

Rowan Berries 18

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This is one of my latest paintings and the subject is one of my favorites. A good subject can be done, explored and approached in many ways. Being an endless inspiration source helps too. I am still considering what the next one will be. I went smaller with this one, and really focused on keeping it direct and graphic. I have tried a new size (10" x 10") and I like that it gives me more freedom, but is  still quite small.

söndag 17 november 2013

Apples and pears 4


This was my 3rd version of this composition. They are all similar, but in different sizes. This was the middle size. I wanted to see how much my approach changed with size, if it meant more brush strokes and details, or if I could keep the same simplicity. The two small  paintings has the same feel, but the larger one demanded more details.

fredag 15 november 2013

Flower abstraction 32


I did this one in the middle of the summer. Perhaps not the most common composition, but I liked it when I cropped one of my reference photographs and decided to give it a go.

torsdag 14 november 2013

Flower abstraction 51



I think I have changed and improved a lot since I started to paint seriously and regulary. I have been thinking of going through older paintings and see if anyone of them deserve a 2nd try. There can be compositions and ideas that might be good. I never did before, but now I often do more than one version of a subject/composition.
This one is based on an earlier painting, not that old though, but I cropped the composition and went down in size. It is very direct and raw.

tisdag 12 november 2013

Bird's nest abstraction 25


This is one of my more experimental and abstract paintings of bird's nest. I considered to put it in the "Abstracture" series, but that didn't happen.

lördag 9 november 2013

Flower Abstraction 50


This is the 2nd painting I did from a reference photo that I took this summer. I posted the first painting earlier. I usually use a reference photo as an inspiration, a blueprint, an idea. I think I can do many different paintings from the same reference since I put my own twist on things.

torsdag 7 november 2013

Blueberry abstraction 11 & 12

 Blueberry abstraction 11


 
 Blueberry abstraction 12
I did this composition in two versions, one small and one large. I did the larger one first and went more experimental with it and followed up with the smaller one that is more restrained.

tisdag 5 november 2013

bird's nest abstraction 28


I have done a lot of bird's nest paintings, but I think I have done them in a lot of different ways. Still in my style, but with different approaches. This is one of the later ones in the series when I went bold, but not as bold as my last post. This one is more graphic than abstract, I think.

I want to thank everyone that post comments on my blog. I might not always reply to them, never seem to have time to do it, but I appreciate them all. Thank you! =)

fredag 1 november 2013

abstracture 17

I did this a while ago and is the most experimental bird's nest painting I have done. I really pushed things with this one. If it is a hit or miss is not that important, time will tell, what is important is that I am not afraid to fail.

tisdag 29 oktober 2013

Flower Abstraction 36


I did this one a while back in the middle of the summer. I had taken the reference photo earlier, liked it, but it was so different than what I had done before, that it took a while before I went for it. It is not my typical colors, but I like it.

söndag 27 oktober 2013

Flower Abstraction 49

 

After all those colors in my previous flower paintings, I wanted to do flowers with less colors, white or soft yellow. I experimented with this one and went with bold blue as contrast in the shadows.

onsdag 23 oktober 2013

Rowan berries 16


Not everyone  might not be familiar with Rowen berries, but that isn't that important, there is plenty of bushes and trees with similar red berries. This is my latest painting in that series and it will not be my last. This is one of my latest paintings and reference photo was taken late summer, before the leaves changed color.

måndag 21 oktober 2013

Flower Abstraction 48


This is one of my new paintings and is a continuation of my flower theme. I try to find the balance between simplicity, detail and roughness. I think I did it with this one. I like it a lot.

fredag 18 oktober 2013

Pine Cone Abstraction 2


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This was the 2nd one I painted in that series. It is one of the biggest ones I did and the colors are more natural. It still has some roughness and bold brush strokes though.

onsdag 16 oktober 2013

Blueberry Abstraction 10


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I am mixing new paintings with paintings I did before my break. This one was done earlier. I don't paint this small often, but sometimes it just feels right.

måndag 14 oktober 2013

Berry Abstraction 2


Whenever I don't know what to paint or need something to get me going, (after a break for example), I paint something that I love to do. One of those subjects are berries and fruit and this one I did to get me started after my long break. It is big, colorful and I went with energy and bold brush strokes. Not sure why, but I have a blast when I do that.

torsdag 10 oktober 2013

Abstracture 15



This one was painted a while back. I have posted a similar one, same size, but  with a different color scheme. I experimented with colors on a smaller one first (6 squares) and finally did a large one with the same colors. I had a lot of fun doing these. Exploring and pushing my comfort zone.

tisdag 8 oktober 2013

Flower Abstraction 46 & 47



Flower Abstraction 46  (12" x 12")
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 Flower Abstraction 47  (16" x 16")
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It has been a while, but I hope I am back again. I have started painting again and I have gotten the energy back to continue. There are several reasons why I disappeared, some good ones and some bad ones. I did a few paintings that is connected with a project that I am involved in. Can't say much right now, but it is commercial. One part is finished, the 2nd part (involving the paintings I have done) isn't done yet.

To get into painting again, I did a 20" x 20" painting of berries, will probably show that one later, but as my comeback post I decided share two paintings that I did directly after that one, both with the same composition. I did the smaller one first and the went bigger and more detailed.

tisdag 3 september 2013

Autumn berries 4

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I can paint fall all year long and I am looking forward to go outside and take a lot of reference photos. This one was inspired from photographs taken last year and painted a while back. Still taking things easy.

måndag 2 september 2013

Flower Abstraction 33


I now I am not posting as often as I usually do, sorry for that, but sometimes it is good to take a break and charge ones batteries. I did this painting a while back and it is based on a rose.

I am not including shipping anymore since it made things more complicated instead of easier. 

onsdag 28 augusti 2013

Blueberry Abstraction 8 & 9



  "Blueberry Abstraction 9" (12 x 12 inches)


 "Blueberry Abstraction 8" (16 x 16 inches)

This is two paintings that was done when I felt like really push the (my) limits. The first one I just went for it, experimented with colors and shapes and had a lot of fun doing it. I liked the result, but I wondered how it would look like if I took more control of it and kept it cleaner, so I painted the 2nd one. I like them both, but for different reasons.

söndag 25 augusti 2013

Flower Abstraction 22


This is a rather bold painting considering it's size and the simplicity in it's composition. I made it a while back and it was at that time I also started to work with other colors than black in my contour lines.

fredag 23 augusti 2013

Pine Cone Abstraction 4


This is one of the smaller pine cone paintings I did a while back. I am painting again, but my attention is divided, will share that when I know more.

onsdag 21 augusti 2013

Abstracture 16


I did this a while back and I decided to go with the "Abstracture" series name rather than the "berry abstraction" one since it is more abstract and conceptional. A lot of experimentation going on and I had a lot of fun painting it.

tisdag 20 augusti 2013

Flower Abstraction 43


This is another painting I did a while back. It is the last and smallest of three paintings based on Dogwood flowers. I love the monochromatic  color palette.

måndag 12 augusti 2013

Flower Abstraction 45


I did earlier a very colorful painting with orange/red flowers, I really pushed the colors. I liked it a lot and decided to do a smaller painting with a new composition. I have started to fiddle with paint again, just as a way to get started again.

fredag 9 augusti 2013

Flower Abstraction 26


I am still not painting, but thought I share this one. I posted a similar composition earlier, the first of two I did. I did this one right after the other one, which I liked, but I wanted to try another one without the 3rd flower.

söndag 4 augusti 2013

Berry abstraction 1


This is the painting that inspired my latest posts of blueberries (,cherries and raspberries). It is large and very in your face considering that some of the berries as large as a head, at least a child's head.
It is too hot for me to paint right now and don't have much spare time to sit down, but it's only summer once a year, right?

tisdag 30 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 24


I have been slacking lately. Taking some off-time from painting and have been too busy with other things. This is a flower painting I did with focus on the repetition and the changes of colors in the flowers.

lördag 27 juli 2013

Bird's Nest Abstraction 11


This one of the first Nest paintings I did when I started to play with the colors and went more abstract. With this one I played with the sizes and the depth deception.

fredag 26 juli 2013

Waterlily Abstraction 8


The weekend is here, time to show some paintings that has been around a while, but haven't been posted yet. I showed a slightly smaller and more compact version of this painting a while back and I promised to show this one too. The composition in itself is a remake of an old painting that was lost on it's way to Canada. The biggest differences between this one and the one I posted earlier is that this one has more open water, more space between the waterlily pads.

onsdag 24 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 44


I thought that my first real attempt at Dogwood flowers was a success and I had a lot of fun painting it and decided to make a small one and a large one of the same subject. I did post the "work in progress" pictures below on my Facebook a while back, but I didn't show the final painting.
It was a real challenge to balance all the elements in this painting, but I had a lot of fun.