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.
onsdag 28 september 2016
söndag 25 september 2016
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
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.
torsdag 22 september 2016
I did this one a while back when I explored my "simplified and graphic flower design" concept. Having an expressive painting style, every painting is a process, a journey. Painting small can take that to an extreme where every brush stroke matter. I really like this one. The painting is both expressive and graphic.
tisdag 20 september 2016
This is the 3rd and last flower abstraction painting I did with this color pallette. I really like the cool colors against those hits of yellow..
söndag 18 september 2016
The fall/autumn is finally here and I can paint as many autumn berry paintings as I want, well I did jump start a little, got several to show over the next month or so. The big difference from earlier is that I have continued with small sizes and had a lot of fun adjusting content with size and pushing the boundaries and going outside my comfort zone.
fredag 16 september 2016
I realized just now that I should paint some more bird's nests. I better get som going after I finished this post.
söndag 11 september 2016
I did this one at a point when I knew that I had to mix things up, painting something new, but didn't know what I wanted to paint. I just went for it, had som fun with it. It is very direct and playful.
fredag 9 september 2016
This is one of those paintings that was different enough to make me wonder, but in the end, give me a lot of inspiration. It is not always that I am objective enough to see what paintings that will be future favorites or have an impact on which direction I will take my art.
onsdag 7 september 2016
måndag 5 september 2016
It is funny how things works out. I didn't have any drive to paint and the only thing that interested me and worked were my flower abstractions. I just went for it one day, didn't think at all and I did this one, the first in a row of autumn berries paintings. I have also done paintings with apples, tomatoes etc. A real change of pace.
lördag 3 september 2016
White flowers are a challenge for me. Using outlines doesn't work in my favor, but when it works, it puts a smile on my face and give me such great energy.
onsdag 31 augusti 2016
I'm not sure if it is because I have been painting a lot this summer and having a lot to do in our garden, harvesting berries, making jam/marmalade and so on, but right now I am content painting these small paintings, with focus on shapes and color.
lördag 27 augusti 2016
onsdag 24 augusti 2016
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.