söndag 26 februari 2017

Garden fence addition

We are done with all the fencing, small part in the back left from the previous owner, but we leave it for now. Our latest addition is a gate between the house and the storehouse (connected). We wanted to make the main garden an isolated unit, with some protection from animals that might be interested in our crops and berries.

This is how it looks now. (last picture show what it looked like last summer).



Last summer (2016)

fredag 24 februari 2017

Autumn Berry Abstraction 35


I think this is the last painting I finished before I shift my focus to making frames for the Easter exhibition and garden projects. It is a small berry abstraction and it was a challenge to balance simplicity with enough details to make it vivid.

tisdag 21 februari 2017

New Fence - Update

We did the major part of the new fence yesterday, we liked it, but felt that it could be better with a few changes. We did the changes today and we feel that we made the right decision. The first version had more drama, but the final fence has better "flow". I show both versions. The neighbors were good enough to give us free hands, they didn't need the privacy, but we felt that it looked better with it.
I show the final result first and show the first attempt further down.




This is the final fence with the small changes that we did today. We had to cut one pillar/post a little and remove one to make a taller one.





This is how it looked yesterday, with 3 dramatic changes in hight.

måndag 20 februari 2017

Shapes & Movement 107


I am not painting right now, got my mind on other things. Making frames for my Easter exhibition and garden work take all my free time and energy. 
Finished the fence on the front of the house today, might do some minor changes, so I post it when I am sure it is finished. We might have been crazy, but we worked through the cold, rain and wind.

This is an abstract painting that I did a few weeks back. I often react over the harmony in this painting. I really like the vibe I got from this one.

lördag 18 februari 2017

Flower Abstraction 205


We are not there yet, but I am looking forward to the coming season change. I painted a lot of small flower paintings last summer/autumn and I still got some to post. This one is a little looser than usual, went outside my comfort zone.

torsdag 16 februari 2017

Spring preperation - New Fence in the front.

 Old fence, built by the previous owner. 


 It is very "wonky" and is leaning towards our neighbor. 


 The fence stripped down.

I don't know if the spring is here yet, but it is going to be warmer and the snow will melt away. I have removed most of the fence in the front of our house. We will build the new fence next week if the weather are right for it.

tisdag 14 februari 2017

Bird's Nest Abstraction 77


Happy Valentine's day everyone!

The subject of today's post isn't typical for a day like this, but the colors are. I did a similar one earlier, but extended the composition and format.

söndag 12 februari 2017

Shapes & Movement 100



This is one of my abstract paintings where I reduce color, not totally black and white, but scaling down to one color one additional color.

fredag 10 februari 2017

Autumn Berry Abstraction 26



This is another one of my autumn berry paintings that I did last year. I usually go for one subject that are fun to do and I keep painting them as long as I feel that I contribute something. As soon as I get the feeling that I am on repeat, then I move on.

tisdag 7 februari 2017

Shapes & Movement 83


This is an non-figurative abstract painting that I did a while back. It has a limited pallette, but with a lot of values, making it very much alive.

söndag 5 februari 2017

Flower Abstraction 189



Spring has to wait a little longer, but it's not that far away until the garden wakes up. Time to make plans and do preparations. I still got flowers to show though.

lördag 4 februari 2017

Shapes & Movement 88


This is a small abstract painting, slightly inspired by flowers. I could have included it in my "flower" series, but I thought it was closer to non-figurative.

måndag 30 januari 2017

Flower Abstraction 222



This is flower painting that I did a while back, changing things up with a different format, not the usual square.The bright colors make me think of summer.

torsdag 26 januari 2017

Shapes & Movement 103


This is one of those paintings that painted itself. I'm not sure if it is the red dominant color scheme, but I really like this one a lot.

söndag 22 januari 2017

Shapes & Movement 74


This painting came from a very direct approach and I didn't overthink things. There is a fine balance between rough and polished and I am happiest when I find it. This one landed on the rougher side, but I had control enough to make it work.