onsdag 26 februari 2020

Flower Exploration 44

This is a painting that I started/painted a while ago, before I started putting flowers into vases. It was my first experimentation with putting multi flowers together. The idea behind this one is a "Pile of flowers". I liked the result, but never finished it, didn't know where to take it. It sat there a long time, until I finally took the effort to do so.

tisdag 18 februari 2020

Flower abstraction 246

This was a little experiment with multiple flowers, containing my signature graphic flower that was inspired by an Iris flower. I might explore some more with this. It is a small painting and was a real challenge.

torsdag 13 februari 2020

Pear abstraction 4

Hard to find time to paint, which lead to overthinking and rushing to use the time I got, not a good thing when you have an expressive style.

It is easy that the focus is on producing instead of creating, but I do get some things done that I like.

fredag 31 januari 2020

Flower abstraction 244

This one started with an almost "night sky" effect with a lot of stars. I like when I can use the contrast of flat bold brush strokes with textures.

måndag 27 januari 2020

Flower Abstraction 243

Still painting, not as much as I would like too, but it is enough for now. I apologize for the lack of posting, I post more regular on Instagram. 

This is a painting that I would usually do on a bigger scale, but I liked the challenge and I think it turned out great.

lördag 30 november 2019

Flower Abstraction 242

Still painting, mixed results. The thing that I lost not painting for so long is the balance between control and let go. This is a simply flower, but has a lot of details. That works for this one, but more complex compositions, I need to find the detail balance, easy to get too busy.

tisdag 29 oktober 2019

Flower Abstraction 241

When life happens, somethings have to change, which meant for me that I had to focus on other things than paint. I haven't painted for 2 years. I have tried to get it going a few times, but it wasn't in the cards.
I hope I can get going now, a slow start, but I have to work on balance between control and expression. This is a small starter, back to basics.

måndag 7 januari 2019

Flower Abstraction 237

Well... not painting again..... am in the process of moving to a new house, packing and getting ready takes priority. This is one small paintings that I did as a way to "get back to painting" a while ago.

I guess that I have to start that process again, in our new house..... and hopefully sooner than later.

I wish you all a Happy & Creative New Year.

måndag 10 december 2018

Flower Exploration 43

I can't say that I am totally into painting again, but I am satisfied with the things I have done. Large new versions, variations of earlier concepts/paintings. It is so easy that they lack the spontaneity and doesn't live up to the previous ones, but I am glad that they did.
This is a large painting with abstract flowers in a vase. It has a limited color pallette.

måndag 26 november 2018

Flower Abstraction 240

It has been a while... again. I was just getting back to painting again, when my life took a 180 degree turn and painting were no longer on the table.

We are soon moving, sold the our current house and bought a new one, starting from scratch again, but that is a good thing. This time we are going to plan our garden from the perspective of having 2 active Whippet dogs.

I have started painting again, mixed results, but I am going in the right direction.

This is one of my largest paintings that I have done and is a continuation of my flower abstraction concept.

onsdag 11 juli 2018

Landscape Exploration 37

It has been a while since I posted anything, in fact it has been even longer since I hold a brush and painted something. I decided to take a break from painting, things around me was more important and I wanted to focus on that. When things around me calmed down and I was able to focus more on myself, additions to our family took priority. Within two months we bought two "Whippet" puppies, Zune (now almost 7 months old, fawn and white) and Brage (7 weeks younger, brindle) a lot of joy and a lot of work.
I am back painting again and will hopefully continue with it. I still got paintings left to post from before my break, so I will mix old and new paintings in future posts.

I start with a painting that I did last year and two pictures of our dogs.....

måndag 8 januari 2018

Flower Exploration 41

This is a more complex flower exploration painting. How detailed/complex a painting become depend when I think it is done. The risk with that method is to go too far, to over work it. I think that it worked out well this time.

lördag 30 december 2017

Landscape Exploration 30

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.

fredag 29 december 2017

Flower Exploration 19

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.