onsdag 30 april 2014

Forest Exploration 17

This one was done before my exhibition and I tried to push the colors and brush strokes in a new direction. It was a long process, but I learned a lot.

tisdag 29 april 2014

My first Easter Exhibition.

Like I mentioned earlier. Here in the south of Sweden, there is a tradition for artists to open up their studios to the public or rent a place to have an exhibition. I don't have a studio right now for that purpose, so I rented a place.
Considering that it was my first, I think the show was a great success. Sold more than I hoped, and got a lot of positive feedback. To hear that I got a personal and unique style, and that they like/love it, really gave me a lot of energy, have already started painting again.

Here is some pictures I took of the exhibition before it opened. Not the best quality since I didn't used a flash, but I hope it is good enough.

I took the opportunity and printed 5 favorites as Giclée prints, 
will come to that in a later post.

måndag 28 april 2014

Flower Abstraction 82


This is another small flower abstraction painting that found a home during my exhibition.

fredag 25 april 2014

Shapes & Movement 15

Two days left on my exhibition. After a break during the week, it is back this weekend. Time to wrap things up.
This is another one of my abstract explorations.

tisdag 22 april 2014

Flower Abstraction 83


One more small flower abstraction painting that was sold on my exhibition, one of my favorite ones. Very small value changes, but works for me anyway.

måndag 21 april 2014

Flower Abstraction 89


 This painting found a new owner and is one of the small flower paintings that are part of my exhibition.

söndag 20 april 2014

Shapes & Movement 11

This one of my series of non-figurative abstract paintings. I played around with some basic shapes and had fun with it.
I will tell more about my exhibition later. It is a new experience for me and it is really vitalizing to hear peoples reactions to my art.

torsdag 17 april 2014

Flower Abstraction 80


This is a duo flower composition from my series of flower abstractions.

Have no much time to paint right now, today is the first day of this years Easter Art event here in Sweden, my first, and I am very exited to get this day started. Some artist open their studios, where the display there art, others like me rent a place to show their art. You can see how it is organized here. I am part of a guild of artists that live in the southwest of Skane (the area where I live).

onsdag 16 april 2014

Landscape Exploration 3

Very busy right now, but thought I take a few minutes posting this one. The same approach as the red/blue limited palette paintings, but at the same time very different.

tisdag 15 april 2014

Shapes & Movement 20

This is another of my more non-figurative abstract paintings. I could say what associations I get now, but that would spoil it for the viewers.
Today I get access and can start hanging my paintings, that will be fun and frustrating I guess.

söndag 13 april 2014

Flower Abstraction 86


A lot of things going on right now, some of it has been shared here. This is one of several small flower abstraction paintings I have done lately.

Display small paintings

I will not know for sure until I hang my paintings, but I assume I will hang a few of the small ones. I  have also constructed  this simple wood holder to show small paintings on a table. To avoid damage to the frames, I have put those rubber sheets you use under carpets on the bottom.

lördag 12 april 2014

Framed and ready....

I got most of my paintings that has been framed for my exhibition today. The frame I chose give the small paintings depth and body. The paintings in the photo are 6" x 6" and some of them haven't been posted yet.

The frame is for panels and photographs.  The profile is deep, doesn't cover any part of the painting (like a floater), but you don't need to build it up. The depth on the inside where the painting lies is only 1 cm (0,4").

fredag 11 april 2014

Flower Abstraction 91


This is one of a series of small flower paintings I have done lately. I want a all my painting to have impact. When I paint small I try to keep the design and composition simple and graphic, not trying to squeeze too much into it.

onsdag 9 april 2014

Shapes & Movement 14

This the largest abstraction painting I have done so far and I used a panel with  rejected tree painting on it. I painted the whole panel with a red/pink transparent color, letting the old painting shining through, something I have done from time to time. That way I can use the patterns that is created in the new painting.

måndag 7 april 2014

Tree Abstraction 50

This is the 2nd of three paintings with trees in this limited palette. I will do more paintings like this, but not with these colors.

söndag 6 april 2014

Flower abstraction 81

It is always nice to surprise oneself. I prefer to paint 12" x 12" or larger, but I had some 6" x 6" and 8" x 8" panels laying around and I thought I better use them to something. I have played around with flower abstractions lately and took the opportunity to use the concept on these panels. I like these a lot. They are clean, graphic and fun.

lördag 5 april 2014

Shapes & Movement 7

After a few abstract paintings based on lines and movement, I did this one, a painting with more focus on shapes. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.

torsdag 3 april 2014

Flower Abstraction 74

I've got more abstract paintings to show, but I thought I'd mix things up. This painting started what I am doing now. Sure, there have been flower shapes or suggestions of flowers in the more "non-figurative abstract" paintings I've posted so far. This however, is definitively a flower made in an abstract way.

onsdag 2 april 2014

Forest Exploraration 15

This is one of my latest tree exploration paintings. I tried to make a vivid patchwork of colors, but at the same restrained.