lördag 30 december 2017

Landscape Exploration 30



I have been exploring and painting landscapes/trees a lot, more or less abstract. I have worked without reference, going with my instinct. I will use photos for references and ideas, but for now I have focused on the shapes of the trees, trying out things.

fredag 29 december 2017

Flower Exploration 19


This might be the last post this year, or I might squeeze one more in before New Year. This is the third painting of 3 that I did with white background, keeping it clean, direct and no margin for errors.
Every brush stroke is visible and final, no corrections. I added some more colors in this one.

söndag 24 december 2017

Flower Exploration 32






This is one of my favorite paintings in my "Flower Exploration" series. It is simple, but full of details. I especially like the "wallpaper" background, it really worked well.

tisdag 19 december 2017

Flower Exploration 29





I am experience life at the moment, good and bad. Still painting, but I never seem to get to posting them. This is a small painting in my flower exploration series.

fredag 15 december 2017

Flower abstraction 236



I have moved on from flowers in vases, at least for the moment. While I did them, I mixed things up  with other subjects and concepts. This is more of an abstract, inspired by the more traditional flower paintings. It is good to push things.

torsdag 7 december 2017

Landscape Exploration 28



The majority of my paintings are still flower explorations, but I do mix things up with exploring trees and landscapes too. I haven't reached the point yet, but planning to do a large landscape painting, the largest so far.
This is a small landscape I did a wile ago. I am trying to find the balance between loose and structure.

tisdag 5 december 2017

Flower Exploration 29



This is one of the small flower paintings. What I like about it is the simple composition and the color combination.

söndag 3 december 2017

Flower Exploration 34





I know I should be posting more often, but life takes all the time right now, and painting.

This is one of my small size flower exploration paintings. I have a lot of fun with these. They are small but large enough for me to spread my wings, if you know what I mean.

torsdag 30 november 2017

Forest Exploration 22






This is a small landscape/forest painting, part of my attempt to find new paths to explore.

lördag 25 november 2017

Flower Exploration 22



I am so behind showing what I have done, but too busy painting, a blessing in disguise. This painting is the result of being inspired by what I do. I saw a detail in a painting, and wonder how it would look as a separate painting.

måndag 20 november 2017

Flower Exploration 24


This is another painting in the "Flower Exploration" series. I still do landscape/tree paintings, but I will continue with these too, still think that I can take them further, have more to give.

fredag 17 november 2017

Forest Exploration 21


This is the painting right now that inspire most when it comes to trees and landscapes. The problem for me is to not overthink it, not trying to replicate something that was pure instinct and confidence over my own ability.

måndag 13 november 2017

Flower Exploration 25



This is one of my favorite flower paintings and I think it's partly because it came from a place where I tried new colors & went for it.

fredag 10 november 2017

Flower Exploration 20



I got stuck on trees, started overthink what I was doing, trying to replicate what I did when I went with the flow and instinct. Am back on flowers again at the moment.

This is one of the large ones I did before moving to landscapes. I really like this one. Has a lovely glow.

tisdag 7 november 2017

Playful Fruit Abstraction 2




Sometimes it is a good thing to change things up when one is starting to get stuck, getting to repeat patterns. When it happens, I might go small, play with a single apple and try to put my spin on it.

onsdag 1 november 2017

Forest Exploration 20



I have moved on from flowers to trees, landscapes and forests. I still have flower paintings to show, but will mix a little for variation. This is the first one I did, just went with the flow and didn't have any restrictions.

lördag 28 oktober 2017

Flower Exploration 11


This is one of the largest paintings that I have done in this series. It has a more open color scheme, but I think it has a very distinct look, I like it a lot.

torsdag 26 oktober 2017

Flower Exploration 18


And now ..... something totally different, but still me.

After posting some of the initial line work that I usually use in the beginning of a painting, and some of the reaction I got from it, I thought it might be something I could work with.
This painting is based on that idea, with some additional details. I will probably explore this more in the future.

onsdag 25 oktober 2017

Flower Exploration 4



I have really played around with this theme, color variations, approaches and expression. I am not sure why.... but I usually go with a theme until I got nothing more to add. I might do more at a later point, but it all depend if I feel the inspiration for that subject again.

söndag 22 oktober 2017

torsdag 19 oktober 2017

Flower Exploration 6





I considered to post a painting that I did a while back, for change of pace, but I think I stick with what I am doing right now. Can post the older paintings if I take a break or something.

This is a color variation on the flower exploration theme. I keep finding "what if" ideas, which is a good thing, driving me forward outside my comfort zone.

tisdag 17 oktober 2017

Shapes & Movement 115




This is a painting from my abstract series, a little different than usual. The style is mine, but the colors are more subtle, more restraint. I like it a lot. It is large, got a lot of details, but feel very calm. I will go this route again.

söndag 15 oktober 2017

Apple Abstraction 31



The weird thing for me is that I can never plan or combine large or small paintings, often it all depend on what is working at the moment. I guess it has to do with (unlike 7-8 years ago) that I paint with instinct, expression, not planning too much. 
At the moment large works best, with small interruptions where I get some inspiration from details that I can take to a smaller canvas. Apples was one thing that worked very well on a few of my "Flower Exploration" paintings, and this one is the result of it.

fredag 13 oktober 2017

Flower Exploration 14



I know that I am not posting the paintings in this series in the order they were made, but like my art, I go with my gut feeling. As a result of the work process with these paintings, an idea has formed, what if I just use my line work on a white canvas, more or less. I might give that a try.

söndag 8 oktober 2017

torsdag 5 oktober 2017

Flower Exploration 7



This is a small flower painting that is the result of just going for it... testing new things without thinking of it......

söndag 1 oktober 2017

Flower Exploration 10



This is an exploration into the dark zone, an almost gothic feel "Flower Exploration" painting. I really like it and might enter the dark zone again.

torsdag 28 september 2017

Landscape Exploration 23



I did this a while ago, I tend to go with a theme right now until I get bored or feel that I don't adding anything new to the table. Going smaller mean keeping it simple,clean and not to overwork it with details.

måndag 25 september 2017

Playful Fruit Abstraction 1



When I played around with my flower exploration series, I started to do parts of flowers, petals and fruit on the table. The result was a very fresh and playful approach to it. It also show that overthinking can be a bad thing and I should trust my instinct.

onsdag 20 september 2017

Shapes & Movement 116






This is one of my favorite paintings at the moment. Love the colors and the rhythm of the lines and shapes.

lördag 16 september 2017

Flower Exploration 12




After several painting of flowers in a vase, I thought I take it a little more abstract, skipping the vase and go with shapes and colors. Working like I do, going where my instinct lead me, it got less abstract than I had in mind, but that isn't a bad thing. I like this one a lot.