I try to change subjects, especially when I get stuck or think I need to "clean my pallet", as you say when it comes to food. I wanted this one to be rough and have a lot of contrast.
onsdag 30 november 2016
måndag 28 november 2016
I'm not suppose to post this yet, but I wanted to share a painting that show where I am right now. I want to go outside my comfort zone without loosing my identity. It is a fine line between loosing control and being in control.
When I paint, I don't have a finished painting in my head. It is a progress that depend on what I feel and every brush stroke will have impact on the finished painting. Part of going outside my comfort zone is to not letting a bad start have an impact, to keep painting.
This painting slowly came together and there were many times that I wanted to quit, but I really like the end result. Organized chaos.
lördag 26 november 2016
My style of painting is personal and can be very complex in it's simplicity. Like many things in history, there is an action and a reaction. In my case I like to go from complex over the top to simple and restrained. That is why I like to do a single apple for an example and give it a personal touch.
torsdag 24 november 2016
Still got a few paintings left to show in this series, and will probably keep on doing them from time to time, despite what time of the year it is. I really love to play around with them.
tisdag 22 november 2016
This was my 2nd black and white abstract painting. It is strange to work without colors. Especially since I use a lot of it. I tried to keep this one light, in contrast to the first one I did. My goal when I do non-figurative abstract art is to keep it recognizable me. It is important to keep my signature style.
söndag 20 november 2016
This is one of my newest bird nest paintings. I still got some old ones that I haven't posted, but they are rougher, not sure if I will post them or not. This new series of nests are clean, colorful and graphic, I like them a lot.
fredag 18 november 2016
When a subject is fun and working, I try to take advantage of the situation and go for it. At some point I will get bored, repeating myself or overthinking and get stuck. That is the time to move on.
I had a real fun time this summer with experimenting and playing around with flowers. Still got more to show.
onsdag 16 november 2016
This is one of three paintings that I did simultaneously. They are very different in colors, but they got the same expression. I posted one earlier. I rarely work on more than one at once, but there are advantages if I know where I am going.
måndag 14 november 2016
This is one of my smallest painting in this series. It is a still is a challenge, but I can make it work. I like how abstract this one is, but still recognizable.
lördag 12 november 2016
Going non-figurative abstract really gives me the opportunity to go outside my comfort zone and pushing my boundaries. I think that helps me in general and be present when I paint flowers, bird's nests etc.
This abstract painting is in the same style as earlier ones, but I pushed the light parts. I tend to avoid light colors since one of my trade marks is my light line work. That is something that I am experimenting with.
torsdag 10 november 2016
I know that we are moving towards winter, but I still got paintings of summer left to show. This is a flower abstraction that really pops, that is all about shape and color.
tisdag 8 november 2016
This is one of the paintings that I did earlier and it is less autumn with the green leaves. This series is the closest I get to a still life right now. I can play with the compositions, the shapes and colors, but am not limited to something that is in front of me.
söndag 6 november 2016
This is one of my new paintings in my abstract series. I have been working/experimenting with combining my flat opaque brush strokes, textures and transparency. The challenging part is to balance simplicity with the need of details.
fredag 4 november 2016
This is a colorful nest I did earlier this summer. I usually keep going with a subject until I get stuck or feel that I am not adding or creating anything new. I will revisit bird's nests soon, I think.
torsdag 3 november 2016
This painting took me outside my comfort zone, but it was worth it. It is rougher than usual, but still very clean and graphic.
tisdag 1 november 2016
Simplifying a pine cone is a challenge. There is a structure that define it and finding the balance between giving enough information and keeping it simple is hard. I had a lot of fun with this one.