lördag 30 mars 2013

Cupcake 15

Not For Sale

A while back I really went for painting small, adjusting the compositions to fit my style of painting. I tried to keep it simple, letting the brush strokes do the work. I did two versions of this cupcake, sold one and decided to keep this one. This was the first of the two and I kept this one because of the experience of painting it, I really felt like I was in the zone. Not sure how many brush strokes that went in to it, but it painted itself.

torsdag 28 mars 2013

Apples and Pears 7

I painted this one a while back when I experimented with fabrics. I had a lot of fun with it and am sure I will use fabrics again.

tisdag 26 mars 2013

Face exploration 7

I did take a little different approach with this one. I did continue with expressive brush strokes, but I didn't go as bold with the colors. I tried to keep the contrast with a lighter touch, no bold shadows. I also spent more time on it. I like the result myself, the face is softer than the previous ones.

måndag 25 mars 2013

Abstracture 12

This is a variation of an earlier painting. I have had a lot of fun painting these floral paintings with reference to actual real flowers but with a lot of imagination.

söndag 24 mars 2013

fredag 22 mars 2013

Cupcake 19


When I paint cupcakes I try to be creative and push the limits, giving them some personality. I did this one from imagination.

torsdag 21 mars 2013

Face Exploration 6

I have been out of town for two days and am looking forward to start painting again. I am also looking forward to post my latest faces, but I promised myself that I should post them in the order that I made them. At first I didn't like this one, it was boring and I just let go and went bold and it improved a lot. I learned that blending bold brush strokes can be a good thing.

tisdag 19 mars 2013

Flower Abstraction 12

This is a good example of one thing leading to another, combining two ideas. I did a similar non-figurative abstract painting and I have done a lot of these kind of flowers and this is a combination of them both.

måndag 18 mars 2013

Rowan Berries 6

This is one of the more abstract paintings I did of Rowan Berries. I tried to keep it as simple and rough as I could.

söndag 17 mars 2013

Face Exploration 5

Not For Sale

I have done a lot of experimentations with my previous faces. I thought I needed some more structure and control before I could really let go and simplify, therefor I started to get back to basics, but still keeping my style. This one is a combination of me holding back and experiment. I meant to take it further, but someone at home forbid me to take it further. I wanted to make more contrasts. I like this one, but I will never know if I could have improved it.

fredag 15 mars 2013

Face Exploration 4

I looking forward to show some of the newer face explorations, but I thought I should post them in the order they are done. I think the square format did throw me on a loop with this one. I like the colors and how I worked with the brush stroke. The head has a doll-like quality, is a little round, but otherwise I like it.

onsdag 13 mars 2013

Apple Abstraction 17


I do have some small paintings to post. I did them earlier when I really enjoyed painting small. This one is the first of two versions of an apple that I did for the "January Art Challenge" 
that can be found at the "Shoot and paint blog". The paintings were inspired by the reference photo that was provided.

tisdag 12 mars 2013

Face Exploration 2

I went very big, detailed and full of brush strokes on the first face study I did. I went the opposite way with this one. It is still kind of big but I only hint the features of a face, keeping it very simple and playful. I only share these studies so you can see my journey.

måndag 11 mars 2013

Abstracture 7

The inspiration for this one is floral, but I went as abstract as I could without loosing the shapes and colors.

söndag 10 mars 2013

Red Pears 2

This is one of the paintings I did when I played around with fabrics. It is simple, graphic, just the way I like it.

lördag 9 mars 2013

Flower Abstraction 6


This is actually the first painting I did with this kind of flowers, and I was actually tired of failing, couldn't get the results I wanted. I did this without thinking and just went for it. It is very loose and I realized that I could do it. I just had to be open to the absence of black lines, that I didn't have to use it as much that I usually do and it would still be me.

torsdag 7 mars 2013

Face Exploration 1


I posted a rough face painting earlier, my first step in finding out how I want to express faces. This is my 2nd attempt and totally different than the first. I went big, very big and worked more on details, but still keeping things loose. These series of explorations are for sale if someone want to buy them, but I don't paint them for that purpose.

onsdag 6 mars 2013

Abstracture 1

This is the first painting I did in this series and it inspired the ones that followed. I wanted the connection with nature, but to keep it as abstract as possible.

måndag 4 mars 2013

Abstructure 4 & 9

 23.6" x 31.4"

 9.4" x 12"

This is a big and a small version of the same composition and with this I wanted to see how I  changed my approach dealing with a small panel. It is no surprise that I like to work on the bigger scale, but nice to see that I can handle smaller too. 

lördag 2 mars 2013

Exploration 2

This is my 2nd non-figurative abstract painting and I had a lot of fun with this one. I liked this a lot and used it as an inspiration when I combined this kind of abstraction with a single white flower. I will show that one later.

fredag 1 mars 2013

Cupcake 18

I wanted to do a cupcake painting like a display, but I didn't want it to be too stiff so I played with the placings, sizes and forms.