onsdag 24 augusti 2016

Apples and pears 10


This is a composition that I have done before, but not as small as this. When it comes to subjects or compositions I have two criteria. I don't want to repeat what other artist do and I want to "ad something new to the conversation". To paint something, I have to believe/feel that I can at-least accomplish on of those. Painting fruit is a common subject and I often get stuck because I don't think it is fun or unique enough. I have done a few that I probably won't post, but this one I like.

söndag 21 augusti 2016

bird's Nest Abstraction 63



This is my first small duo bird nest painting and I think it worked out very well. The amount of detail all depend on how a painting progress and in this case I loved the simplicity and decided to not go further with it. I think that was the right decision.

torsdag 18 augusti 2016

Flower Abstraction 192



This is a flower abstraction based or inspired by a sunflower. When I think of sunflowers, I think of one of my favorite painters, Vincent Van Gogh. I am sure I am not the only one getting that connection.

måndag 15 augusti 2016

Flower Abstraction 209



This is the 2nd of a trio of paintings that I did with this color palette. I like them a lot, for different reasons, but a common thing is how much color there is in the flowers, and still they can be considered to be white.

lördag 13 augusti 2016

Flower Abstraction 201



This is a light yellow flower abstraction. I wanted to use a limited color palette and I think it worked out very well. It is fun, sun like and have enough values to make it work.

onsdag 10 augusti 2016

söndag 7 augusti 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 61



This is one of my paintings in the series of small bird's nest paintings. I like this a lot. It is simple enough to stay graphic, but detailed enough to give life. It got great impact.

fredag 5 augusti 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 18



This one is larger than my flower abstraction and was done a while back, before I got busy painting flowers. It has a limited pallette and has a great glow.

onsdag 3 augusti 2016

Flower Abstraction 203



This painting is part of a direction that I refer to "Dark temptation". The paintings are still colorful, but are darker or the colors are not as bright. I like the direction this one took.

måndag 1 augusti 2016

Flower Abstraction 193





These small paintings are very expressive and doesn't involve any sketches. I define the flowers with my brush and go with my instinct. Some paintings, like this one, confirm that I am on the right track, going in the right direction. It gives me energy to keep going.

fredag 29 juli 2016

Autumn Berry Abstraction 19



I know I am early with being inspired by the autumn, and I have put that subject on hold during the flower period.
I want to post this one, a painting I did a while back, to break up the flower theme a little.

onsdag 27 juli 2016

Bird's Nest Abstraction 67



Painting small has been working very well for me lately. That doesn't happen all the time. Working with expressive lines and brush strokes is hard to fit on a small space. My abstract bird's nests need a balance between complex line work and clean graphic execution.

söndag 24 juli 2016

Flower Abstraction 194



Painting white or light colors with my style is tricky. It can easily be more lines than surfaces or looking very hard. The ones I have done lately has turned out great and I have taken the opportunity by testing different approaches.