lördag 30 november 2013

Persimmon abstraction 2

This is a small painting with persimmon fruit. I tried to keep it clean, graphic and make every brush stroke count (didn't count them though).

torsdag 28 november 2013

Flower abstraction 53

Going more abstract and experimental with this one. I know that this is a path I am going to follow, but it's not the only path, nice to have options.

tisdag 26 november 2013

Blueberry Abstraction 13

It is no secret that I prefer to paint larger paintings, well at least large enough to work my lines etc. There is times when I get the urge to go small and I do think I learn a lot by it. This is one of those paintings and it was painted a while ago. I have also done some smaller paintings last week, but they will be posted later.

fredag 22 november 2013

Bird's Nest Abstraction 34

I did this one as a part of a project that didn't happen in the end. I explored the same composition in different ways, more as preparation for a really big painting. I might do that big one anyway because I like the challenge of it.
I went with a very limited color scheme with this try, wanted to focus on the shapes and forms more than the colors of the nests.

tisdag 19 november 2013

Rowan Berries 18


This is one of my latest paintings and the subject is one of my favorites. A good subject can be done, explored and approached in many ways. Being an endless inspiration source helps too. I am still considering what the next one will be. I went smaller with this one, and really focused on keeping it direct and graphic. I have tried a new size (10" x 10") and I like that it gives me more freedom, but is  still quite small.

söndag 17 november 2013

Apples and pears 4

This was my 3rd version of this composition. They are all similar, but in different sizes. This was the middle size. I wanted to see how much my approach changed with size, if it meant more brush strokes and details, or if I could keep the same simplicity. The two small  paintings has the same feel, but the larger one demanded more details.

fredag 15 november 2013

Flower abstraction 32

I did this one in the middle of the summer. Perhaps not the most common composition, but I liked it when I cropped one of my reference photographs and decided to give it a go.

torsdag 14 november 2013

Flower abstraction 51

I think I have changed and improved a lot since I started to paint seriously and regulary. I have been thinking of going through older paintings and see if anyone of them deserve a 2nd try. There can be compositions and ideas that might be good. I never did before, but now I often do more than one version of a subject/composition.
This one is based on an earlier painting, not that old though, but I cropped the composition and went down in size. It is very direct and raw.

tisdag 12 november 2013

Bird's nest abstraction 25

This is one of my more experimental and abstract paintings of bird's nest. I considered to put it in the "Abstracture" series, but that didn't happen.

lördag 9 november 2013

Flower Abstraction 50

This is the 2nd painting I did from a reference photo that I took this summer. I posted the first painting earlier. I usually use a reference photo as an inspiration, a blueprint, an idea. I think I can do many different paintings from the same reference since I put my own twist on things.

torsdag 7 november 2013

Blueberry abstraction 11 & 12

 Blueberry abstraction 11

 Blueberry abstraction 12
I did this composition in two versions, one small and one large. I did the larger one first and went more experimental with it and followed up with the smaller one that is more restrained.

tisdag 5 november 2013

bird's nest abstraction 28

I have done a lot of bird's nest paintings, but I think I have done them in a lot of different ways. Still in my style, but with different approaches. This is one of the later ones in the series when I went bold, but not as bold as my last post. This one is more graphic than abstract, I think.

I want to thank everyone that post comments on my blog. I might not always reply to them, never seem to have time to do it, but I appreciate them all. Thank you! =)

fredag 1 november 2013

abstracture 17

I did this a while ago and is the most experimental bird's nest painting I have done. I really pushed things with this one. If it is a hit or miss is not that important, time will tell, what is important is that I am not afraid to fail.