söndag 30 september 2012

Birch abstraction 3

This is my contribution to The Birch Tree Challenge, this week's challenge on Daily Paintworks. I was inspired by the provided photo, but did take my personal approach to it.

New photo. The one before was taken late in the afternoon in bad light.

fredag 28 september 2012

Flower abstraction 1

It is time for the weekend but I thought I post this anyway. It is a painting done a while back and it is a simple abstraction of a red flower. It was a specific flower, but I don't think it is that important what kind it is.

I wish you all a great weekend.

torsdag 27 september 2012

Apple abstraction 5

I wanted to create a mood in this one, a colder feel and I had a lot of fun with it. It is actually a remake of an old painting, I was curious how I would do it today.

onsdag 26 september 2012

Cupcake 5


It is fun to paint cupcakes and it seem to be a popular subject. Have been thinking of doing more, even cakes and pies, but the problem is that they demand reference photos. Feel free to send me photos if you got some.

tisdag 25 september 2012

Tree abstraction 36

This is a painting that has been around for a while, never getting finished. This is one of those paintings that I have both loved and hated, depending what day it was. I finally finished it and it was given my approval.

måndag 24 september 2012

Iris abstraction 20

I have just finished two small cupcake paintings, but got no photos of them yet. I have also finished two paintings that has been around for ages. Sometimes I can love and hate a painting at the same time, not sure what to do with it, but they have my approval now.

In the meantime I got this Iris that at first was too perfect and lame, so I went for it and tried to be bolder and now I think it is fun and got a lot of energy.

lördag 22 september 2012

Apple abstraction 4

This is similar composition as an earlier painting but cropped very close. I also tried experiment with the way I applied the paint and to be bolder.

torsdag 20 september 2012

Apple abstraction 2

I have painted a lot of apples lately. Partly because they are fun to paint, but also to explore techniques to do it. I am trying to be more bold and push the limits.

onsdag 19 september 2012

Cupcake 4


Well, I said I would do more cupcakes and here is one.

tisdag 18 september 2012

Flower abstraction 2

I could call this by it's real name, but I am not sure all would guess it, I tried to keep it simple, graphic and abstract. I think I will do more flowers and will probably not know the name of them all, so this might be a good choice to go, name wise I mean.

måndag 17 september 2012

Avocado abstraction 1

I am having a fun time painting small, trying new and old things out. I try to paint loose, but without loosing the graphic feel. It is a while since I painted an avocado, but I changed that.

söndag 16 september 2012

Playful ceramic pigs 2

I have had two commissions doing small remakes of older paintings and I think they came out very well, so why stop. This is a remake of an old challenge painting that I like. I have kept the original myself, so this is a smaller version of it.

fredag 14 september 2012

Bowl with fruit 8


This is another commission painting. It is a request to repaint a previous painting (Bowl with fruit 5), but smaller. There was a request to make the red apples red/green instead. I also did a few small changes. Mostly the shape of the bowl.

torsdag 13 september 2012

Iris abstraction 19

I have done a few Irises on small canvas before, when I started to paint on panels. Most of them wasn't any good, a few was OK. With this one I really tried to do them as I would have painting on a larger panel and I think I did it. I had to simplify and make less details on a few places, but it is still in the spirit of the flower.

onsdag 12 september 2012

Apple abstraction 3

I did have a fun time with this one. It just clicked and everything felt so effortless. Why can't it always feel like that.

tisdag 11 september 2012

Tree abstraction 34

This one was a challenge. I have done small paintings with trees, but they usually don't look like the large ones. With this one I tried to keep the style the same as I would do a large one and I was surprised that I achieved it.

måndag 10 september 2012

Apple abstraction 1


My thought of going small due the lack of time also gives me the opportunity to grow, to balance loose style with the graphic feel and I am more interested in simple compositions than cramming in a lot of things for the sake of it.
Sometimes I get in trouble and I usually realize that I am not bold enough, and that is something I want to keep in mind with these 8" x 8" paintings.
I also want to try do things in the same ways that it would on a larger panel, for exampel trees and Irises.

söndag 9 september 2012

Bell pepper abstraction 1


After I did the commission painting of the cupcake, and I liked it, I begun to open up to the idea of going smaller again. The lack of time and energy also had some to do with it.
I have used the reference photo for this painting once before, but this time I did go much smaller.

torsdag 6 september 2012

Tree abstraction 33

I did this one a while back and I was a little ahead of time. Have been looking forward to the color change in the trees that will happen. I hope I have time to get out in the woods and take a lot of reference photos. This one is just a result of my imagination.

tisdag 4 september 2012

Iris abstraction 16

It is no secret that my favorite flower is the Iris and I need no reason for painting them, I just love to do it. I did this one around a week ago.

måndag 3 september 2012

Tree abstraction 32

I regret accepting to work full time for the next 3 months, but I have to adjust and make time to paint. I have also thought about trying to go smaller too, not only go big. Not everyone wants big. This is a smaller tree painting than I usually do, not as abstract, but I still like it. It also proved to myself that even if I don't prefer it, I can paint small.

söndag 2 september 2012

Iris abstraction 17

When I failed the first attempt on "Iris abstraction 18"I was very frustrated and felt that it was a wasted day.  I took a fresh panel and did only one of the flowers. I liked the composition and the form of the flowers on the failed painting, but was tired of it, due all the attempts to get it right. I failed  partly because I used an old panel with a few layers of paint on it. This painting gave me back some energy to do another try on the original composition.