torsdag 30 augusti 2012

Egg abstraction 2


Haven't as much time to paint right now as I would like, so when I got time I get stuck, not knowing what to paint. To avoid that I did another painting for his weeks challenge on DPW is "The Broken Egg Challenge". 

onsdag 29 augusti 2012

Tree abstraction 30

I did go further and more abstract with this one. I also played with something I rarely use, gray lines to indicate distance. I had a lot of fun.

tisdag 28 augusti 2012

Egg abstraction 1

This weeks challenge on DPW is "The Broken Egg Challenge". I wasn't sure if I would do it, but finally I thought I try it & have fun with it. This is my contribution.

måndag 27 augusti 2012

Physalis abstraction 3

This was my 3rd and for now last Physalis painting. There may come more, one never know. I think it is a fun and interesting fruit.
This is similar to the first one I did, I just cropped it a lot more.

söndag 26 augusti 2012

Tree abstraction 29

I did this one during the period when I did go extremely simple, often with a limited color palette, and I had a blast.

fredag 24 augusti 2012

Cupcake 3


This one is done on commission and is a remake of an old painting of mine, with a few changes. It is much smaller and has a cherry on top. This was a real challenge for me, to simplify it, but still look like the original One Cupcake . I'm sure I will do more of this kind.

onsdag 22 augusti 2012

Iris abstraction 18

I really needed to paint something else than trees, even if I was on a roll & liked what I was doing. I took a big painting that I only thought was OK, and painted over it with this iris duo composition. I'm not sure if it was the fact that the panel had a lot of old layers of paint, but I liked the motive, but I f......ed it up. I started again with painting one of the flower on a 20" x 20" panel, liked it (will be shown later) and then I went back to do the original composition, but on a new fresh slightly smaller panel and this is the result.

There is a slight shine in the black line (left lower corner) and it will rephotographed after I varnished it.

tisdag 21 augusti 2012

Tree abstraction 31

Well, I know it's not winter, but I was inspired of a photo of mine, and was in a graphic and simplicity mood.
So this is my take on forest with early frost/snow.

måndag 20 augusti 2012

Birch tree abstraction 2

I did this one a week or so ago. It had been a while since I did a real big painting, and it had been a while since I painted birch trees. I tried to keep it clean and graphic, but it was before I went extremely graphic,.

söndag 19 augusti 2012

Iris abstraction 15


I have done a few paintings with Irises lately. I wanted to mix things up and not just explore trees/forest. I am sure others feel the same, but at times something really works, say trees, and one should take advantage of it and do it as long as it works, but I usually get bored and need to have a break and paint something else.

I wasn't sure about this painting when I just finished it, but when I looked at later, I realized that I liked it a lot.

This is also my entry  to this weeks DPW challenge .

fredag 17 augusti 2012

Physalis abstraction 2

This is my 2nd take on this graphic looking fruit. I like the contrast between the smooth and shiny and the dry petals.

torsdag 16 augusti 2012

Tree abstraction 28

I actually painted this a week ago or so. I finished it the same day I had guests, so I put it in a closet and forgot it. The painting was inspired by another painting that I recently sold, and has more details and structures than I am doing right now.

onsdag 15 augusti 2012

Tree abstraction 27

After a period with experimentation and feeling that things didn't work the way I wanted, I finally found my game again. I started to go more graphic and thought more about design and color scheme etc. The last days has been a blast and I am really pleased with the paintings I have done.

måndag 13 augusti 2012

Physalis abstraction 1

I can paint smallish, but I prefer to go bigger. After some consideration and the fact that I got several smaller canvas-boards laying around, I thought I mix things up and do a few smaller paintings. I tried to keep it graphic, but loose and fun. I think those berries are fun.

lördag 11 augusti 2012

Tree abstraction 26

Lately I have played around with compositions that has trees on different distances. It has been both fun and frustrating finding the balance between keeping my style and experimenting. Several paintings will not see the day. I can easily finish them up, but even if there is aspects that I love about them, right now I am so tired of them and prefer to move along to new paintings. One thing I have learned is that I have to keep things simple and graphic. Otherwise I get bored with it.

 I succeeded in keeping this painting graphic, abstract and fun, or at least I think I did.

onsdag 8 augusti 2012

måndag 6 augusti 2012

Waterlily abstraction 4

I sold one of my favorite waterlily paintings, so I thought I better paint another one in a similar way. Off-course it didn't end up like that. During the process the painting got it's own life and I went with it.

söndag 5 augusti 2012