fredag 30 december 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 80

Last post of the year and I thought it would be appropriate to end the year with something colorful, like a firework. I wish all viewers, art-lovers, friends and collectors a Happy New Creative Year.

onsdag 28 december 2016

Birch Abstraction 6


I am working mostly with non-figurative abstract paintings at the moment and that will naturally be a common theme in my future posts. I try to mix up things from time to time and the painting of the day is one of those paintings. I have done of landscapes and tree paintings a while back, thought I would take the opportunity to do a small tree painting. Painting small has worked very well for me lately. I would like to take future tree painting in to a more abstract direction, but I like this one a lot.

måndag 26 december 2016

Berry Abstraction 3


After doing a few berry paintings (autumn berries & cherries) it was time to mix things up. I wanted to do something else, but didn't know what I wanted to paint. Not sure why, but I stuck with the berries, but went more abstract with it. This is the result.

lördag 24 december 2016

Shapes & Movement 72

I am sure that even art-lovers has better things to do right now, but I think I should keep on posting. This is a black and white abstract painting, a little larger than my previous ones. It has a winter, snow storm feeling. Appropriate for the season.

fredag 23 december 2016

I wish you.....

I want to take the opportunity and wish all friends, collectors and art-lovers a Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Creative Year.

torsdag 22 december 2016

Shapes & Movement 54

This is one of my first abstract paintings I did when I returned to the subject. It is very small, but colorful, clean and graphic. It has great impact for a small painting.

tisdag 20 december 2016

Pine Cone Abstraction 14

Here is another playful take on a Pine Cone. Every time I paint one, I get reminded of the similarities to a pine-tree or a fir-tree. 

lördag 17 december 2016

Rough Cherries 3

This is a small painting I did earlier this autumn. It was a while since I painted cherries and I wanted to take advantage of my experience with autumn berries. I kept it simple and rough.

torsdag 15 december 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 73

This is one of my more colorful nest paintings. I wanted it to be less realistic, to be more about color and shapes. An explosion of shapes and color. I used a limited color pallette to give it a graphic look.

tisdag 13 december 2016

Shapes & Movement 76

I have experimenting with black and white abstract paintings and from that there isn't a big leap to adding a color (or two). I like how it still look very graphic, but gives the painting that extra dimension.

fredag 9 december 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 30


I have a few more autumn berry paintings left, but after that, I need to paint some more or find a new subject. It is nice to have a few subjects going at the same time,  to mix things up.

torsdag 8 december 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 28 - Framed


This is how this painting looked with a simple frame that I made. I usually make these frames for smaller paintings, like 6 x 6 inches, but works for larger ones too. The new owner was happy with the result.

måndag 5 december 2016

Shapes & Movement 52

This is the 3rd of the 3 abstract paintings that I did more or less simultaneous a while back. The start and approach were the same, but the color combination and end result where very different.

lördag 3 december 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 72


This is one of my newest bird's nest paintings. I have tried to push them be more abstract, where it is not as important to read them as bird's nests. In the end, I want them to be bold, colorful and fun.

onsdag 30 november 2016

Apples and pears 11

I try to change subjects, especially when I get stuck or think I need to "clean my pallet", as you say when it comes to food. I wanted this one to be rough and have a lot of contrast.

måndag 28 november 2016

Shapes & Movement 94

I'm not suppose to post this yet, but I wanted to share a painting that show where I am right now. I want to go outside my comfort zone without loosing my identity. It is a fine line between loosing control and being in control. 
When I paint, I don't have a finished painting in my head. It is a progress that depend on what I feel and every brush stroke will have impact on the finished painting. Part of going outside my comfort zone is to not letting a bad start have an impact, to keep painting. 
This painting slowly came together and there were many times that I wanted to quit, but I really like the end result. Organized chaos.

lördag 26 november 2016

apple abstraction 28

My style of painting is personal and can be very complex in it's simplicity. Like many things in history, there is an action and a reaction. In my case I like to go from complex over the top to simple and restrained. That is why I like to do a single apple for an example and give it a personal touch.

torsdag 24 november 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 27

Still got a few paintings left to show in this series, and will probably keep on doing them from time to time, despite what time of the year it is. I really love to play around with them.

tisdag 22 november 2016

Shapes & Movement 59

This was my 2nd black and white abstract painting. It is strange to work without colors. Especially since I use a lot of it. I tried to keep this one light, in contrast to the first one I did. My goal when I do non-figurative abstract art is to keep it recognizable me. It is important to keep my signature style.

söndag 20 november 2016

bird's nest abstraction 74

This is one of my newest bird nest paintings. I still got some old ones that I haven't posted, but they are rougher, not sure if I will post them or not. This new series of nests are clean, colorful and graphic, I like them a lot.

fredag 18 november 2016

Flower abstraction 226

When a subject is fun and working, I try to take advantage of the situation and go for it. At some point I will get bored, repeating myself or overthinking and get stuck. That is the time to move on.
I had a real fun time this summer with experimenting and playing around with flowers. Still got more to show.

onsdag 16 november 2016

Shapes & Movement 53

This is one of three paintings that I did simultaneously. They are very different in colors, but they got the same expression. I posted one earlier. I rarely work on more than one at once, but there are advantages if I know where I am going.

måndag 14 november 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 23

This is one of my smallest painting in this series. It is a still is a challenge, but I can make it work. I like how abstract this one is, but still recognizable.

lördag 12 november 2016

Shapes & Movement 70

Going non-figurative abstract really gives me the opportunity to go outside my comfort zone and pushing my boundaries. I think that helps me in general and be present when I paint flowers, bird's nests etc.
This abstract painting is in the same style as earlier ones, but I pushed the light parts. I tend to avoid light colors since one of my trade marks is my light line work. That is something that I am experimenting with.

torsdag 10 november 2016

Flower abstraction 202

I know that we are moving towards winter, but I still got paintings of summer left to show. This is a flower abstraction that really pops, that is all about shape and color.

tisdag 8 november 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 25


This is one of the paintings that I did earlier and it is less autumn with the green leaves. This series is  the closest I get to a still life right now. I can play with the compositions, the shapes and colors, but am not limited to something that is in front of me.

söndag 6 november 2016

Shapes & Movement 51

This is one of my new paintings in my abstract series. I have been working/experimenting with combining my flat opaque brush strokes, textures and transparency. The challenging part is to balance simplicity with the need of details.

fredag 4 november 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 65

This is a colorful nest I did earlier this summer. I usually keep going with a subject until I get stuck or feel that I am not adding or creating anything new. I will revisit bird's nests soon, I think.

torsdag 3 november 2016

Flower Abstraction 216

This painting took me outside my comfort zone, but it was worth it. It is rougher than usual, but still very clean and graphic.

tisdag 1 november 2016

Pine Cone Abstraction 13

Simplifying a pine cone is a challenge. There is a structure that define it and finding the balance between giving enough information and keeping it simple is hard. I had a lot of fun with this one.

måndag 31 oktober 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 24

I am painting a lot of abstract paintings right now, something I am enjoying a lot. It is a subject that I can explore without having any limitations. I know that there will come a day when I will get stuck, repeating myself and loose the creative drive, then it is time to move on to a new subject. That happened earlier with my "Autumn berries" series.

This painting is from earlier, when all I wanted to paint was berries. I know I will continue with the subject, but for now I have nothing new to add to the subject.

söndag 30 oktober 2016

Apple Abstraction 27


Painting small work for me right now and I am taking advantage of it. With this small painting I wanted it to give the impression of a large apple, pushing the negative spaces to the minimum.

fredag 28 oktober 2016

Shapes & Movement 58

Don't adjust your screen. Yes, finally went black and white. When I was younger, just starting out, I did mostly black and white drawings. A recent friend's request gave me the reason to give it a try. This is my first attempt.

onsdag 26 oktober 2016

Flower Abstraction 223


This is one of the flower abstractions I did earlier this summer. It is one of my favorites. This one is a good example of going with ones instincts and not overthink things. It painted itself.

söndag 23 oktober 2016

Rough Cherries 2

It was a while since I painted any cherries. I had just finished the last "autumn berries" paintings, when got the idea that it would be interesting to see how I would approach cherries today. This is one of the paintings that came out of that idea. I might do some more, going more abstract. This one is loose and rough.

fredag 21 oktober 2016

Shapes & Movement 48

I thought it was time to continue my abstract exploration. I think it helps me to loose up and experiment. It also make me think different in a different way. This is the first  abstract painting that I have done since January.

tisdag 18 oktober 2016

Apple Abstraction 25


I find it interesting to paint a simple apple as long as I can put enough personality into it. I think I put enough spin to this one for it to be recognizable me.

söndag 16 oktober 2016

fredag 14 oktober 2016

Flower Abstraction 204

Living up north (Sweden) mean that the days get shorter right now. That mean that there is less time to paint in natural daylight. Artificial light has it's limits. 

I have been thinking about exploring abstract art again, and I am finally continuing my "shapes and movement" series again. Will post those soon.

This is one of my flower abstraction that I did this summer.

måndag 10 oktober 2016

Flower Abstraction 214


This is a flower abstraction I did a while ago. It was one of those paintings that painted itself.

fredag 7 oktober 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 62

Autumn have taken over my life right now, putting the garden in order for the winter and making Jam and marmalade from the berries we got this season. 
I got the idea that I am going up a few sizes and to a few bird's nest abstractions, inspired by this one. Love the colors and the graphic feel.

tisdag 4 oktober 2016

Flower Abstraction 207

This is a flower abstraction where I really went outside my comfort zone. Playing with the colors. I started with a colorful pink background and worked with soft muted colors to create and shape the flower.

söndag 2 oktober 2016

Playful Tomato Abstraction 2


I have done this composition before, but wanted to mix things up and I thought this was a way to do it, see how I approach a subject today. I my work approach is different today and it shows in the painting compared to the old one.

fredag 30 september 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 22


This is a small autumn abstraction, and in a way more abstract than usual. Up close it might look busy for some, but take a few steps back and let the eyes blend the brush strokes a little and the image emerge and get clear and graphic. I really like this one.

onsdag 28 september 2016

Pine Cone Abstraction 12

These pine cones are tricky to do. Very complex and defined, not much room to work with. I don't want them to get to realistic, which gives me a little creative freedom though.

söndag 25 september 2016

Flower Abstraction 206

Playing around with shapes and colors of an flower is fun, trying new things and going outside my comfort zone. This one has the shapes of a flower, but I twisted the colors a little, making it less a flower that can exist. I like the color combination in this one.

fredag 23 september 2016

Apple Abstraction 26


When I do my best work, in my opinion, I am relaxed, having fun and am not overthinking what I am doing. This one wasn't planned and I painted it without any expectations. That is a great feeling.