söndag 31 juli 2011

Purple Iris - Mini 3

Another Purple Iris close-up. Trying to balance the flower with the abstract quality one can get by just getting some of the information.

lördag 30 juli 2011

In the eye of the beholder

I was going around the garden surrounding the apartment houses where I live and came across and photographed this flower. Not sure what it is called, but it looked like it was eating one of it's own. Thought it was kind of funny.

fredag 29 juli 2011

3 Iris flowers

 Am taking things easy right now, been a hectic summer, have painted a lot. This painting I did a week ago. First time painting this kind of Iris flowers.

torsdag 28 juli 2011

Partially Abstract Water Lilies 19

Thought I mix things up and paint a water Lily painting, haven't done it in a while. Chose to do a smaller size painting, and with it I didn't go as loose as I normally like, but am still pleased with the result.

onsdag 27 juli 2011

German landscape


There is an old challenge on the DailyPaintWorks homepage I never thought I would do. It is called "The German Landscape Challenge". I don't think I have done any serious attempt to do a landscape painting before I joined DailyPaintWorks. This is my take on that challenge, and I think it is time for me to find my way to do landscapes, so don't be surprised if there is a landscape here from time to time.

tisdag 26 juli 2011

Purple Iris 5

Here is another one of my Iris paintings, like I said before, love this flower and have been painting it a lot, hope you reading this don't get tired of them.

måndag 25 juli 2011

A single rust and orange colored coneflower


When I first saw this weeks challenge on DailyPaintworks homepage, I thought that it wasn't something that I would like to do, but since I needed something to take my mind of, I did it anyway, so here is my take on the challenge, I followed all the criteria and rules of the challenge. Only used Ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red medium and white. Only 3 different brushes was used and the painting was finished within an hour.


söndag 24 juli 2011

Staying in the shadow

I posted a painting a little while ago that I called " Chines tree in Sweden". That tree wasn't the only one there, so I thought of doing the whole scene, like I mentioned before, need to find my way to do landscapes. If I am there yet, probably not, but had a lot of fun painting it.

lördag 23 juli 2011

Purple Iris 6

Knowing the statistics about how a certain painting is received, how many people viewed it etc. makes one question what to paint, well right now I am a little confused, shall I paint what I feel like, or should I paint what people like? Well, off course I should paint what I feel like, and do it in a way that is typical me.
Made this one a week ago or so and is part of my "paint a lot of Iris paintings" period. Right now I taking it easy, some time away from painting, have painted a lot the last month, and it can be good with a little break.

fredag 22 juli 2011

Rose garden 2

This is my 2nd rose painting with more than one rose and a more complex natural background, kept it a little bit simpler than the last "Rose garden" painting.

torsdag 21 juli 2011


Thought I do my version of daisies, and did the over the top version, a lot of daisies without making them too small..

onsdag 20 juli 2011

Purple Iris - Mini 2

The Iris flower is my new Water Lilies, paint them a lot, and mixing them up, some times the whole flower, sometimes only parts. This one is a close-up, and the painting got an abstract quality, something I also did with water Lilies.

tisdag 19 juli 2011

Chinese tree in Sweden

I went to the botanical garden in Lund (Sweden) a while back, and took some picture of flowers, environments etc. One thing that caught my eye was these trees, which had very characteristic trunk, and I made this small painting, which has some cartoon feeling, partly because of the unique style of the tree, but also a result of my style. Am still working on finding my way to do landscapes. I think it is cute.


måndag 18 juli 2011

Purple Iris 2

After painting a lot of part of and close-ups of Iris flowers, I thought I keep it simple, but large, so I did this single flower.

lördag 16 juli 2011

Rose garden 1

Flowers is one thing that I do like to paint, the colors, shapes and finding an interesting composition etc.
Usually it means that I focus on the flower/flowers, and not set them in their natural environment, or at least just hint the surroundings. This time I wanted it to feel like it was a snapshot from a garden, and I tried to balance what details to enhance and what to blend out. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, had a lot of fun, and am pleased with the result.

fredag 15 juli 2011

Purple Iris 3

This is one of the few full visible Iris flowers. I tend to like extreme close-ups of the flowers, letting a few shapes and colors be all that is visible. Not much is needed to recognize an Iris flower.

torsdag 14 juli 2011

Trees and rocks

Kara Bigda, a fellow painter, saw this challenge on another homepage, http://rookiepainter.blogspot.com/ and thought of me. Not the best photo to work from, but I gave it a go.

You can find Kara at: http://karakbigda.blogspot.com/

tisdag 12 juli 2011

Soft Things 2

The DPW challenges are fun, I even from time to time do more than one painting for a challenge, especially "the balance challenge for which I did 3 variation on that theme. I was pleased with the "Soft Things" painting, but after letting loose and work with bolder brush strokes etc. I decided to do a new version.

måndag 11 juli 2011

Purple Iris -Mini 1

As you might recall, I have been working big lately, but thought I need to do smaller paintings too, so I thought I do the last one in a small size, this is how it turned out... can you see that it is smaller?
I have also for the first time put a painting up for auction, if interested follow the link under the picture.

söndag 10 juli 2011

Purple Iris 1

I have painted Iris flowers a lot lately, and I have painted them big and small.
This one is the first of the bigger ones. I will try to not post all of them in a row, some is versions of the same Iris, or cut differently, don't want to bore you (lol).
This one is a little different, since it is really at least 2 flowers close together and it is hard to see where one ends and where the other begins, but that is what I like about it, it is more about shapes and colors.

lördag 9 juli 2011

Yellow Iris 2

Here comes the first. You can say that right now Iris is what I usually feel like when I paint water lilies. I am fascinated by Iris right now. It's colors, shapes and details, it is a complex flower.

torsdag 7 juli 2011

Layne 4

I know it will come a day when I have to really just keep on painting faces, at least if I want to keep on with looser and bolder brush strokes. Takes so little before it goes out of hand. Well, not the prettiest face I painted, but it was fun.

onsdag 6 juli 2011

Partially abstract waterlilies 17

Back to letting loose. I still think this old dog can learn new tricks, and I feel I learned a lot working faster, bigger and not being stuck on details being perfect.
I hope to take that with me later, even if I do more strict paintings, like I did before.

tisdag 5 juli 2011

Partially abstract water lilies 16

When your loved one ask you to do something, you do it right?
Well I got a suggestion that I ought to do a bigger version of "Partially abstract water Lilies 2", so I did just that. I am not really in that kind of painting right now, want to work more loose, and therefor had some problem getting into it.
In the end I think it work, the painting is something between what I did and what I do.

Working tools 2

Thought I make a 2nd take on this weeks DPW challenge, "The Paint What You Paint With Challenge".
Just playing around, having fun with it and this is the result.

söndag 3 juli 2011

Working tools 1

Didn't do the last two weeks challenges from the DPW homepage, didn't get the right feeling. This weeks challenge did inspire me though and here is my first go at it, will probably do it again, lot of possibilities.
The challenge is called "The Paint What You Paint With Challenge".

fredag 1 juli 2011

Partially abstract water lilies 15

Still going on with these loosely painted paintings. This one is also going back to the gray clouds reflecting in the water. I still love the feeling it gives with the color and gray working together.