tisdag 30 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 24

I have been slacking lately. Taking some off-time from painting and have been too busy with other things. This is a flower painting I did with focus on the repetition and the changes of colors in the flowers.

lördag 27 juli 2013

Bird's Nest Abstraction 11

This one of the first Nest paintings I did when I started to play with the colors and went more abstract. With this one I played with the sizes and the depth deception.

fredag 26 juli 2013

Waterlily Abstraction 8

The weekend is here, time to show some paintings that has been around a while, but haven't been posted yet. I showed a slightly smaller and more compact version of this painting a while back and I promised to show this one too. The composition in itself is a remake of an old painting that was lost on it's way to Canada. The biggest differences between this one and the one I posted earlier is that this one has more open water, more space between the waterlily pads.

onsdag 24 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 44

I thought that my first real attempt at Dogwood flowers was a success and I had a lot of fun painting it and decided to make a small one and a large one of the same subject. I did post the "work in progress" pictures below on my Facebook a while back, but I didn't show the final painting.
It was a real challenge to balance all the elements in this painting, but I had a lot of fun.

tisdag 23 juli 2013

Blueberry Abstraction 14 & 15

  Blueberry Abstraction 15, (12" x 12")

 Blueberry Abstraction 14, (16" x 16")

First I did this giant (19,7" x 27,6"), crazy and colorful painting of cherries, blueberries and raspberries. When I was done, I realized that within the painting I found a part that I liked and thought it would be a great composition in itself. I did two versions, like them both and I am keeping the larger one (unless someone change my mind).

måndag 22 juli 2013

Pine Cone Abstraction 8

I was thinking of posting one of my new paintings of  berries, but couldn't decide which to pick, so I decided to go with this one instead. This is the most abstracted pine cones painting I did. I tried to avoid natural earthy colors and really went outside my comfort zone.

söndag 21 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 30

I have taken a break from painting flowers and have been painting a lot of berries lately. This painting is the third one I did with sunflowers in mind and off course it has three flowers in it.
I'm not sure if anyone have noticed, but I haven't been using black lines for a while. I am sure it is a month since I used black lines. I might use it, but it is not that I have to anymore. It all depend on the painting.

lördag 20 juli 2013

Apples and pears 3

It is weekend and everyone is enjoying the summer and the fine weather. Time to post some older paintings that haven't been posted yet. This is a slightly larger version of a painting I posted a while back. Going up in size meant that I could work more freely.

torsdag 18 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 38

This is one of the first flower paintings I did after turning things up a notch. Blue used to be my number one color, but not lately. Nice to revisit that color.

onsdag 17 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 42

I know, I got a lot of paintings that should be posted first, but I really want to share this one with you. I did try to paint Dogwood flowers last year, but it didn't work out, so I scrapped that idea. My recent flower paintings gave me the energy and confident to give Dogwood another try, this is my first attempt. I have also done a small, more cropped version of this composition and a large painting with a bigger view of the composition (less cropped than the first one).

tisdag 16 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 34

This is one of the paintings that I have painted with poppy flowers as reference. I like how the petals are few and how they are moving in the wind, creating shapes.

söndag 14 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 41

I have been painting a lot of flowers, keeping them graphic and fun, but I realized that I started to get to soft, too detailed and the flowers started to look more like illustrations. Because of that I have started to push  things further (colors, shapes, compositions etc.).

lördag 13 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 29


This is the 2nd painting I did with sunflowers in mind. This time I did a duo composition and as usual I put my own personal twist to it.

torsdag 11 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 31

This is my first painting that include a rose this year. The composition is actually a really bold crop of a bouquet of flowers.

onsdag 10 juli 2013

Pine Cone Abstraction 3

This was my first painting with more than one pine cone. I am not sure why, but it kept looking more natural and less abstract. I think I got a balance in the end and I am satisfied with the result.

tisdag 9 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 23

A lot of painters do more items, more complex compositions when they go up in size, I do it too sometimes, but I also enjoy doing a composition that I might do on a 8" x 8" panel. The downside is that the size impact get lost on the net. I enjoy painting these flowers, playing with their characters, colors and shapes.

måndag 8 juli 2013

Bird's Nest Abstraction 24

This is one of my larger paintings in this series and I primarily paint these for my own pleasure and to push myself outside my comfort zone.

söndag 7 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 25

Well, I have only done one painting of this flower before and I thought it was time for a new one. I took a rejected panel and worked with the structure that was on it and came up with this one. I did make another slightly bigger without the cone flower. Will show that one later.

lördag 6 juli 2013

Apples and Pears 9


This is a slightly larger version of a painting I did a while back. I liked the old version, but I wanted to see how it would look if I could go bolder with my brush strokes and lines. Size do make a difference, at least I feel more free and can feel the brush strokes while I painting, if you know what I mean.

torsdag 4 juli 2013

Bird's Nest Abstraction 12

This was my first bird's nest with eggs in it and it was Julie Ford Oliver that suggested it. Julie was also the one that suggested bird's nests as a subject for me to try out.
I was a little afraid that eggs would make it less abstract, but I tried to play with it and make it work.

onsdag 3 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 28

This is my entry to "The Sunflower(s) Challenge" on Daily Paintworks Homepage. I have done two paintings, have to see if both will be posted as challenge entries or not. The challenge was to have fun and paint Sunflowers. I'm not sure why, since there were no reason too, but I did two failed attempts cause I lost my way, got too wrapped up in how many petals etc the flowers had. I was very frustrated nothing worked for me, then I did this one. I took the elements of a Sunflower, but I tweaked it and did it my way.

tisdag 2 juli 2013

Flower Abstraction 27

I have been painting a lot of flowers lately. I realized that I get bored if it gets too "natural". I want them up close, a little fun and graphic. I still hope that I will find a way to paint flowers in a vase some day with my twist.