lördag 30 januari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 7


I did this one at the same time I did number 8 in the same series. It is basically the same composition, but with a different approach, that is more similar with the larger ones, with the base of blue line work. It is a personal preference which one is better, I got this one as the favorite, I know others that has the other one.

fredag 29 januari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 6


This one has a little special history. I was painting a larger painting that I pushed outside my comfort zone. There were times when I loved it and times that I didn't. One of the worst moments I know, is when I think a painting got potentials, but need some corrections, but I am not able to get on with it. It can be that I am not sure what direction I want to take it or don't have the energy/drive to do it.

I did some corrections, but not in the right direction and I lost drive to continue. I still wonder if I did the right choice, but I scrapped it. I did take a part of it, a part I really liked and thought would work as a painting in itself. It is a little unconventional painting perhaps, but I like it. I have taken the concept and played a little with it on some small paintings too.

tisdag 26 januari 2016

Shapes & Movement 47


After doing several large paintings in this series I tried to translate the concept to a smaller format. Going small, limits my movement, but there is times when I get it to work, like this one. I like the organized chaos and the rhythm/flow of the composition.

söndag 24 januari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 3

This is  a medium size abstraction that I painted after the 2 large ones (posted earlier). I wanted to give it the same feeling, but on a smaller scale. I think it turned out great.

fredag 22 januari 2016

Shapes & Movement 46

This is another of my recent small paintings. The challenge with these small paintings are for me to keep them simple enough, but complex enough. They must have a clear design and to have an impact of some sort. I must feel that they are interesting enough, not being just an afterthought.

onsdag 20 januari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 8


I have been starting to focus my painting and focus to my upcoming "Easter Exhibition". 
Going through what I got, I realized that I painted less last year and bigger than usual. It is not surprising that I painted less since I moved to a house and spent a lot of time reconstructing and planning the garden, something I look forward to continue soon.
I got enough to show, but I want to show more small paintings and am working on that right now.
This painting is a continuation of the "autumn berry abstraction" series and is a small, but playful and colorful addition to the series.

söndag 17 januari 2016

Shapes & Movement 45

This is a larger version of a smaller favorite of mine. It's not a copy of the original, but a more complex version  with similar colors. This one, the large one, will probably be part of my "Easter exhibition. I will keep the small one for now, as a future reference and inspiration.

fredag 15 januari 2016

Flower Abstraction 126

This is a small painting that has been around for a while. Haven't posted it earlier because I did a few similar versions of it and I didn't want to post them all together.

tisdag 12 januari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 4


This one  took a different direction than intended, but that is the fun thing with creating this way. I am going where the inspiration takes me, trusting my instincts.

lördag 9 januari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 2 - On the wall

It is a very dark season up here in Sweden right now, taking pictures are not easy. I hope these pictures are good enough to do the painting justice and give an idea about the size.

onsdag 6 januari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 2

This one was mostly painted while I was down with a cold. Even if I didn't feel well, the process gave me energy and kept me motivated and I like the result a lot.

lördag 2 januari 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 1

This is my last painting for 2015 and it was a great challenge. Going bigger than usual. I tried to keep the balance between detail, contrast, simplicity and color. I wanted to keep the roughness, not cleaning up too much, not going too realistic. Well, it is hard to explain, I hope the piece speaks for itself.