tisdag 31 juli 2012

Rose abstraction 1

I like to paint flowers.
I like to crop motives, going up close to the motive.
I like "in your face" compositions and paintings.
I like to simplify and go partially abstract.

With all these things in mind, this weeks DPW Challenge, the Rose challenge, should be fun to do.
This is my first go at it, more will follow, I am sure of it. It was fun.

söndag 29 juli 2012

Tree abstraction 23

Sometimes I like to do "in your face"/repetition tree abstraction paintings, sometimes I work more with the composition and try to create some dynamics. Which one this is? Well, you decide.

fredag 27 juli 2012

Healthy snacks 9

I didn't think I would do this weeks DPW challenge, but suddenly I had no idea what to paint and I thought of continue with my snacks paintings, but ad yellow so I had all primary colors.

torsdag 26 juli 2012

Waterlily abstraction 3


This is my 3rd waterlily painting in a short while. Not sure yet in which direction I want to take them, but I have fun trying things out.

tisdag 24 juli 2012

Tree abstraction 22

What I love with these Tree explorations is that they are a journey, where I some times have a destination in mind, other times I just go with the flow and see where it ends.

söndag 22 juli 2012

Dark cherries 3

This was the first of the two paintings of cherries in a glass. This one is much calmer and not as colorful as the other one. I like them both for different reasons.

lördag 21 juli 2012

Playful blueberries 3

This is a new version of an old favorite of mine. The original painting was 15.7" x 23.6" and I wanted something similar but on a square.  I know it is a matter of taste, but I love close-ups with a lot of berries etc.
I keep this for now, but it is for sale in case anyone is interested.

fredag 20 juli 2012

Healthy snacks 8

I did this one after exploring fruits in glass bowls. I rarely use blue anymore, unless it is the sky or water, so I thought I play with it as a contrast to the warm yellows and reds.

onsdag 18 juli 2012

Tree abstraction 21

I have the idea of going more abstract and being bold in the future. Not totally sure in what direction I will go, but with this one I went outside my comfort zone and it felt good.

måndag 16 juli 2012

Poppy abstraction 1

From time to time I have thought about doing a painting with poppies, but I didn't happen until now. This is my first take on these flowers.

söndag 15 juli 2012

Dark cherries 4

I just finished this large painting of cherries in a glass. I actually did 2 painting with the same composition, this is my favorite one of the two. I will post the other one later. I really like the impact this one does. The size and the colors really hit you in the face. I had a blast painting it.

lördag 14 juli 2012

Waterlily abstraction 2

I haven't started any real series of waterlilies yet. It  might happen at some point, have to wait and see. I painted this right after "Waterlily abstraction 1".

torsdag 12 juli 2012

Iris abstraction 12

This is a new updated version of an old favorite of mine, Purple Iris 5. I took the reference photo last year, and I have used it in many different ways. I wanted to see if I could do something new with it and I like what I did with it.

onsdag 11 juli 2012

Tiger Lily abstraction 1

This is my 3rd painting that I have done with this subject, and it is the largest one. Going up in size doesn't mean that I want to do more complexed motives or more details, it can be the case, but it is mainly because I like to work big and I think I can really go for it with my lines.

måndag 9 juli 2012

Tree abstraction 20

I often get the annoying question in my head "what am I going to paint now?" I often feel that I have to start a new painting the minute I finished the last one, keeping the momentum. I know that I have to breathe and take some time off from time to time, that it is a good thing.
When I am in doubt, I usually do things that I love, like the tree abstraction paintings. I start a journey and don't know where it will end until I get there.

söndag 8 juli 2012

Dollar sign abstraction

This is just a silly thing I did after I spent hours going through most of my paintings on Daily Paintworks & Daily Painters, putting prices, adjusting & changing prices. It is hard to put price to something you have put your soul into.  After I was done, I got the idea to do a fun dollar sign and post it together with the information about the prices. The painting took around 10-15 minutes and it was fun painting it and fun to look at, so I am pleased.

torsdag 5 juli 2012

Bowl with fruit 7

Well, I know it is a strange name for this one, but I thought I continue with it since it is a container with fruit, even if it is only a glass. Found this fun glass at IKEA. It was also fun to scale things down after all those bowls with a lot of fruit.

onsdag 4 juli 2012

Bowl with fruit 6

I tried to push this one visually a little by making the viewer see the bowl from the side, with the top of the bowl in the viewers eye level. I had a blast with those apples.

måndag 2 juli 2012

Waterlily abstraction 1

Waterlilies has always been one of my favorite things to paint. I love the green leaves more than the flowers them self, the remind me of the old computer game "PAC-Man". It has been a while, but I think it is time to explore them with my looser painting style. I have done two paintings so far, one could say that they are a starting point, from which I will explore and go outside my comfort zone.

söndag 1 juli 2012

What a difference a frame does ...

The plan is to save up and buy a house or a bigger apartment. It will take some time, but when we do, I plan to have a wall full with paintings. Mixed sizes, motives and colors. When I was in the art supply store the other day, I couldn't resist thinking of frames, how certain paintings would look like. It will cost a fortune to get so many framed, so I bought a frame with glass. It is more affordable than getting done by a professional. I have no use for the glass, but how it made the painting "pop".

Not the best pictures, but I hope it gives some idea how it looks.