torsdag 31 maj 2012

Healthy snacks 6

When I put this still life together I really liked it, but when I painted it, it really gave me a hard time. I am not saying that I did it bad, but the complexity of the composition made me play it safe and I lost some of the playfulness that I want to bring to my paintings. I was satisfied with it, but a part of me thought that it lacked something, so I took a chance and went for it. I think it worked.

onsdag 30 maj 2012

Tree abstraction 16

With this one I started to work and explore with wet on wet painting, not allowing the paint dry before working on an area. I also started to put pure color on the canvas and mixing it there.

tisdag 29 maj 2012

Healthy snacks 4

This is one of my favorite "snacks" paintings. I tried to keep it clean, spontaneous  and graphic and I think I achieved that.

måndag 28 maj 2012

Iris abstraction 6

The Irises is in full bloom over here, and I am running around, trying to get as many reference photos as I can.
This is one is inspired of one of those photos. If you got photos to share, please do. I can never get too many of them.

söndag 27 maj 2012

Tree abstraction 12

I was on a dangerous ground with this one. Sometimes you feel you are going in the wrong direction, but not sure where to go, but in the end, I think I made the right decisions.

torsdag 24 maj 2012

Bowl with fruit 1

I took a photo of a glass bowl with fruit at a friends house, I always have a camera with me, if nothing else I got my Iphone. I really liked that composition, but at the same time it isn't really me, so I didn't get the best start with this painting, a little rough, but I like it.

onsdag 23 maj 2012

Tree abstraction 14

I am sure you think that I can't count and that is why the numbers seem to come in a random order, but believe me, I got a plan.

tisdag 22 maj 2012

Tree abstraction 8


It's time to get back to my tree abstraction painting series. This was done a while back, but since I try to mix things up, it had to wait for it's turn.

måndag 21 maj 2012

Healthy snacks 3


Haven't decided if I am going to post number 2 in this series of paintings, isn't one of my favorites. This one led to a larger version too. I will show that one later. Some motives feels OK painting on smaller canvases, others doesn't. One reason is that I am not changing brushes for the smaller ones. Another one is that I loose a lot of freedom going down in size.

söndag 20 maj 2012

Iris abstraction 3

The Irises are starting to bloom over here, so I will be busy taking reference photos for future use. This one was inspired from photographs I took last year (later realized that I had taken too few). If anyone got photographs of good quality to share, with single and groups of Iris flowers, I would be so happy.

fredag 18 maj 2012

Iris abstraction 4


Here is another Iris painting inspired by one of the pictures I got from Martine Alison. I also include a picture I took when I was in one of the largest parks here in Malmö. This duck stuck out from the rest and I guess it is an albino Mallard duck. It still got some colors, but it looks wrong and those red eyes makes it look evil.

torsdag 17 maj 2012

Healthy snacks 1

I have several tree abstraction and Iris paintings left to show, but I thought I mix things up with the first painting in a series of painting of fruits and vegetables. I started with going small and went up in size after 3 paintings.

onsdag 16 maj 2012

Tree abstraction 10


I really hope I do enough variation with these series of paintings. I don't want to bore anyone.
I did go with a limited color palette with this one, and it just clicked, I didn't have to think too much, the painting almost painted itself.

tisdag 15 maj 2012

Tree abstraction 15

Have been so busy that I forgot to post this for this weeks DPW homepage Challange. I don't use the color yellow much, but during my tree exploration paintings I found yellow to be a great color to  use in my landscapes/forest scenes.

måndag 14 maj 2012

Iris abstraction 5

When I posted my "Iris abstraction 2", I got an e-mail containing some nice compliments and a couple of reference photos of Iris flowers. I used those for inspiration and this is one of those painting that is a result of it.

Thank you Martine for the photos, I really appreciated it. If you like to see Martine's paintings, take a look at her blog "My dollhouse has a great air of painting".

söndag 13 maj 2012

Tree abstraction 9

Wasn't sure what to post next, but since I haven't posted anything this weekend (think people have better things to do on a weekend) I continue with my tree explorations. This is also a favorite of mine. This one has a totally different vibe than "Tree abstraction 7", but I kept the same approach on both.

torsdag 10 maj 2012

Tree abstraction 7

Not For Sale

This is one of my personal favorites. It hangs now in my bedroom.
It is hard to predict how others will react to paintings. I have had favorites that went by without a fuzz and other paintings that I don't like (sometimes painted over) get a lot of views and comments. One reason can be that a photo doesn't always do a painting justice.

onsdag 9 maj 2012

Iris abstraction 2

After I did a roughed up, a more abstract version of "Iris variation 1" I thought I do another one, and went with an old favorite composition, a subject I know well, and went for it. This is the result.

tisdag 8 maj 2012

Rock abstraction 1

I haven't done many of the challenges that are out there lately. Some of them didn't inspire me, but the main reason for not doing them has been that I have had a blast doing my own things.

I saw this weeks challenge on the Daily Paintworks homepage, and that is a challenge I could find inspiration for many paintings, but for time being, I continue my own path.
I did squeeze in time to do one painting for the challenge. I took some photos of rocks last year, but haven't done anything with them yet. The shadows of the rocks are a big part of making it interesting. I think I can do better, but for a first attempt I think it is OK.

söndag 6 maj 2012

Tree abstraction 6

This painting is one of my "key" paintings so to speak. It really spoke to me and took me in a new direction. Number "7", that came after this one, is one of my favorite paintings, and is hanging on my wall. I will show that one later.

lördag 5 maj 2012

Iris abstraction 1

I name a lot of my paintings right now "abstraction". I always paint more or less abstract, am never trying to paint a subject as it really is. After I did the painting "Iris variation" I wondered what it would have looked like if I roughed it up more, gone more abstract with it. I am working a lot with keeping things fresh, to even avoid doing things too perfect. If I don't achieve it, I get bored with the painting.

torsdag 3 maj 2012

Birch tree abstraction 1

I have done a lot of exploration of trees/forest paintings. I did take a detour from the path, still trees, but I did this birch tree painting. I kept it simple and I didn't do anything to suggest what kind of trees it was until I was almost finished with the painting, and I tried to do as little as possible to indicate it.

tisdag 1 maj 2012

Iris variation 1

Thought I mix things up by painting an Iris, and I chose a flower with a color combination that I never done before, and I am surprised that I like it.