I have been exploring and painting landscapes/trees a lot, more or less abstract. I have worked without reference, going with my instinct. I will use photos for references and ideas, but for now I have focused on the shapes of the trees, trying out things.
lördag 30 december 2017
fredag 29 december 2017
This might be the last post this year, or I might squeeze one more in before New Year. This is the third painting of 3 that I did with white background, keeping it clean, direct and no margin for errors.
Every brush stroke is visible and final, no corrections. I added some more colors in this one.
söndag 24 december 2017
This is one of my favorite paintings in my "Flower Exploration" series. It is simple, but full of details. I especially like the "wallpaper" background, it really worked well.
tisdag 19 december 2017
I am experience life at the moment, good and bad. Still painting, but I never seem to get to posting them. This is a small painting in my flower exploration series.
fredag 15 december 2017
I have moved on from flowers in vases, at least for the moment. While I did them, I mixed things up with other subjects and concepts. This is more of an abstract, inspired by the more traditional flower paintings. It is good to push things.
torsdag 7 december 2017
The majority of my paintings are still flower explorations, but I do mix things up with exploring trees and landscapes too. I haven't reached the point yet, but planning to do a large landscape painting, the largest so far.
This is a small landscape I did a wile ago. I am trying to find the balance between loose and structure.
tisdag 5 december 2017
This is one of the small flower paintings. What I like about it is the simple composition and the color combination.
söndag 3 december 2017
This is one of my small size flower exploration paintings. I have a lot of fun with these. They are small but large enough for me to spread my wings, if you know what I mean.
torsdag 30 november 2017
lördag 25 november 2017
I am so behind showing what I have done, but too busy painting, a blessing in disguise. This painting is the result of being inspired by what I do. I saw a detail in a painting, and wonder how it would look as a separate painting.
måndag 20 november 2017
This is another painting in the "Flower Exploration" series. I still do landscape/tree paintings, but I will continue with these too, still think that I can take them further, have more to give.
fredag 17 november 2017
This is the painting right now that inspire most when it comes to trees and landscapes. The problem for me is to not overthink it, not trying to replicate something that was pure instinct and confidence over my own ability.
måndag 13 november 2017
This is one of my favorite flower paintings and I think it's partly because it came from a place where I tried new colors & went for it.
fredag 10 november 2017
I got stuck on trees, started overthink what I was doing, trying to replicate what I did when I went with the flow and instinct. Am back on flowers again at the moment.
This is one of the large ones I did before moving to landscapes. I really like this one. Has a lovely glow.
tisdag 7 november 2017
Sometimes it is a good thing to change things up when one is starting to get stuck, getting to repeat patterns. When it happens, I might go small, play with a single apple and try to put my spin on it.
onsdag 1 november 2017
lördag 28 oktober 2017
This is one of the largest paintings that I have done in this series. It has a more open color scheme, but I think it has a very distinct look, I like it a lot.
torsdag 26 oktober 2017
And now ..... something totally different, but still me.
After posting some of the initial line work that I usually use in the beginning of a painting, and some of the reaction I got from it, I thought it might be something I could work with.
This painting is based on that idea, with some additional details. I will probably explore this more in the future.
onsdag 25 oktober 2017
söndag 22 oktober 2017
I take this opportunity to squeeze in a small abstract painting that I did a while back..... to mix things up......
torsdag 19 oktober 2017
This is a color variation on the flower exploration theme. I keep finding "what if" ideas, which is a good thing, driving me forward outside my comfort zone.
tisdag 17 oktober 2017
This is a painting from my abstract series, a little different than usual. The style is mine, but the colors are more subtle, more restraint. I like it a lot. It is large, got a lot of details, but feel very calm. I will go this route again.
söndag 15 oktober 2017
The weird thing for me is that I can never plan or combine large or small paintings, often it all depend on what is working at the moment. I guess it has to do with (unlike 7-8 years ago) that I paint with instinct, expression, not planning too much.
At the moment large works best, with small interruptions where I get some inspiration from details that I can take to a smaller canvas. Apples was one thing that worked very well on a few of my "Flower Exploration" paintings, and this one is the result of it.
fredag 13 oktober 2017
I know that I am not posting the paintings in this series in the order they were made, but like my art, I go with my gut feeling. As a result of the work process with these paintings, an idea has formed, what if I just use my line work on a white canvas, more or less. I might give that a try.
söndag 8 oktober 2017
torsdag 5 oktober 2017
This is a small flower painting that is the result of just going for it... testing new things without thinking of it......
söndag 1 oktober 2017
This is an exploration into the dark zone, an almost gothic feel "Flower Exploration" painting. I really like it and might enter the dark zone again.
torsdag 28 september 2017
I did this a while ago, I tend to go with a theme right now until I get bored or feel that I don't adding anything new to the table. Going smaller mean keeping it simple,clean and not to overwork it with details.
måndag 25 september 2017
When I played around with my flower exploration series, I started to do parts of flowers, petals and fruit on the table. The result was a very fresh and playful approach to it. It also show that overthinking can be a bad thing and I should trust my instinct.