onsdag 31 oktober 2012

Forest exploration 7

I did this one more or less at the same time as I did "Forest exploration 8" and it is a variation of the same theme.

tisdag 30 oktober 2012

Tree abstraction 46

I took this reference photo a year ago and when I was looking around for a subject to paint, this tree, full with character caught my eye. I cropped it a lot because I wanted to focus on the directions that the trunk took. I stayed loose and had fun (as always).

måndag 29 oktober 2012

Autumn berries 3


I have no idea what tree this is. There is a lot of trees and bushes with red berries at this time of year. I saw this tree and I loved the colors. I have also taken lovely pictures of Rowan berries and I think there will be a painting among those.

söndag 28 oktober 2012

a single tomato on branch 1

I thought it looked fun with a single tomato on a branch and I took the opportunity to explore painting wet on wet. I also put on thick with paint, something I have wanted to explore for a while.

lördag 27 oktober 2012

Pear and blue glass bowl abstraction 1

This is the first painting I did with the blue glass bowl. It is larger than first and the composition is slightly different.

fredag 26 oktober 2012

Tomatoes in a red glass bowl

I did this set up in another painting, but had an additional plate with fruit in the background. I wanted to see how it would look with only the red glass bowl, so I did another painting with just the tomatoes.

torsdag 25 oktober 2012

Forest exploration 8

The most important thing for me is to grow as an artist. I tend to paint more for the process, what I feel like painting at the time. I think I have learned and grown a lot, but I also realize that I have a long road to travel. At least I have fun doing it.

onsdag 24 oktober 2012

Pieces of garlic 3

I painted garlic for the first time a while back on request from a fellow artist (you know who you are) and I think I did a good job with it. I got the impulse to do it again since I am working on painting small and I still like it. I guess I really like garlic.

tisdag 23 oktober 2012

Cupcake 11


This is one of the first paintings I did in the 6" x 6" size and is a smaller version of a cupcake I did a while back. I liked the colors & the blueberries against the white frosting.

måndag 22 oktober 2012

Tree abstraction 40

I have more or less done this composition before. There is advantages to have done something before, which suggest that I should do more sketches and test paintings. We have to wait and see how that goes.

lördag 20 oktober 2012

Tree abstraction 35


I have so much to show right now that I have forgot this one. I am trying to grow and go outside my comfort zone as often as I can, but sometimes it is nice to rely on things that one know, but turning things up a notch or two.

fredag 19 oktober 2012

Cupcake 13


Painting small gives me some problem since my art is line based, but when Lorri who has bought several paintings from me wants to see me doing 6" x 6" I can't refuse. I have played around with familiar subjects and compositions, trying to keep things simple and get the feel for it. The lines limit how small I can go without loosing the flow, but I think I got a good/OK start.

This is my first post with a 6" x 6" painting and it is a cute cupcake.

torsdag 18 oktober 2012

Tree abstraction 44

I have done a few tree abstractions with an extreme point of view and I think it is fun to do those. I didn't go for height this time and I like the result.

I have finally given 6" x 6" paintings a try after some requests  and it has/is a challenge. Will post those soon.

onsdag 17 oktober 2012

A green tomato

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When  I was buying groceries one day I was surprised to see a single green tomato amongst a sea of red ones. It glowed like the sun. I had to take a photograph with my phone and this is the painting that came out of it.

tisdag 16 oktober 2012

Tree abstraction 41

When I did this one everything went without any doubts or hesitation. It was one of those time when everything flows, no hesitation and you really don't need to think, or because of not question what you are doing, everything falls into the right place. I like this one a lot.

måndag 15 oktober 2012

Pear and blue glass bowl abstraction 2

I have several paintings to show, a few that I have done in different sizes or compositions. This is actually my latest painting and is the 2nd painting with this subject. The composition is a little different and it is smaller than the first one.

söndag 14 oktober 2012

Healthy snacks 10

I have been playing around with things outside my comfort zone. I am aware of the time I spend on a painting, there must be a limit,  but I have played with more complexed compositions and more detailed items.

lördag 13 oktober 2012

Tree abstraction 39

I know that I have done a lot of trees/forest paintings the last month or so, but of all the seasons, this is the most inspiring one. There is a lot of warm colors but there is room to play around a lot. I did this a while back, but I think it's worth showing. I like the colors and the airy feeling of it.

fredag 12 oktober 2012

Apple abstraction 11

I have started to experiment with my lines in different ways, breaking them up, changing colors etc. This one doesn't have any black lines at all, which is strange for me, but it works at least on this one. This one isn't for sale at the moment, want to keep it as reference for further explorations.

Did take this progress picture with my iPhone at an early stage and I almost wanted to keep it like that, but I felt is was too unfinished. Too bad one can't have the cake and eat it.

torsdag 11 oktober 2012

Cupcake 7


This is a cupcake more in the spirit of my earlier ones, and it is cute.

tisdag 9 oktober 2012

Apple abstraction 8

I do confess, I have painted a lot of apples lately. I think apples is a great way to push brush strokes, colors and have some fun.

måndag 8 oktober 2012

Cupcake 8


I have 3 cupcake paintings & I think it is time to show a cupcake. The one I chose is fun, close-up and is all about shapes and color.

söndag 7 oktober 2012

Tomatoes and radicchio 3

There is a lot of apples, cupcakes and trees going on, but did this in between. I have done this combination before and I like the red against the purple.

lördag 6 oktober 2012

Forest exploration 4 (Colorado Gold)

This is my take on the latest Studio Atelier challenge "Colorado Gold". I worked and took inspirations from the provided photo, but took enough creative license to make it work for me. It was fun and I really tried to go outside my comfort zone.

torsdag 4 oktober 2012

Tree abstraction 38

It has been a lot of tree paintings lately, but who can resist the colors of this season. I did this one before I made a push and tried to get outside my comfort zone. This one is calmer and has a graphic feel than what I do right now.

onsdag 3 oktober 2012

Cupcake 6


Here is another cupcake. The colors of it inspired me to do a kind of  "moody" cupcake.

tisdag 2 oktober 2012

Tree abstraction 37

This is the 2nd painting that has been around for a while, never getting finished. I couldn't decide if I loved it or hated it.One moment I loved it, an hour later I hated it. I think the reason to it is that I really pushed myself outside of my comfort zone and did not keep it nice and clean. I like the abstract feeling & have finally finished it and given it my approval.

måndag 1 oktober 2012

Apple abstraction 6

I thought I do a few paintings where I ad something to the background and not just improvise it. I used a orange and white kitchen towel. I am not sure if I want to sell this or not, at least I will not cry if I don't get it sold.