tisdag 27 juni 2017

Flower Abstraction 231

There is a lot of trial and error going on right now. It takes time to find the balance between patience and spontaneity, detail and simplicity and finding out what works right now. Depending on mood and where I am at the moment does matter. It can influence what size and subject that works best at that time.

This is a small flower abstraction I did to get going and get a feel about what works and what I feel like.

onsdag 21 juni 2017

Landscape Exploration 21

This is a painting to get things going. I used a slightly used canvas-board, not a clean slate, but it allowed me to work without expectations. It is rough, but I made it work.

tisdag 13 juni 2017

Flower Abstraction 232

I have started to paint again .....

To get into it I used some familiar and fun subjects to paint, with focus on having fun and experimenting. This small flower painting isn't a drastic change, but the process was slightly different.

lördag 10 juni 2017

Shapes & Movement 93

It has been a while since I did some serious painting, but I think that can be a good thing. I feel that I am looking forward to get starting again, to explore new paths, getting ideas about what I want to explore.

I did this one earlier, but never got around to post it.

fredag 26 maj 2017

Shapes & Movement 105

Did this one earlier the spring. It is a wonderful season for working and enjoying our garden, but am working on getting back to painting again.

lördag 20 maj 2017

Bird's Nest Abstraction 81

This is a painting that I did earlier this year. It was a painting that started out well, went worse and ended up a little rough, but looking great.

söndag 14 maj 2017

Shapes & Movement 97

A while back, I was asked of a friend of mine to do some black/white paintings. When I started to paint and draw, a long time ago, I only worked in black and white. Perhaps that is the reason that I love colors so much now.

Anyway, I thought it would be a challenge and did some small paintings, mostly black and white, sometimes with a small hint of color.
This one has a hint of yellow in it, to give it a warm feeling. I enhanced that feeling with a yellow frame. Available with frame, give me a message if you want it without.

onsdag 10 maj 2017

Flower Abstraction 229

 Frame included (optional)

I should be painting right now, but late spring and garden work has taken up my time. I am looking forward to start painting again and I have some ideas what subject I will focus on.

This is a painting that I painted a while back and fit very well with the coming season. One might find something in the gardens right now, that remind of this painting.

tisdag 2 maj 2017

Healthy Snacks 12

I realized when I posted an old favorite of mine on Instagram, that it seem that I never posted it on my blog, or elsewhere. Probably because I did a few versions, especially close-ups of the same set up.

I really like this one too, because it is larger and a little "over the top".

lördag 29 april 2017

Garden progress - Spring 2017

We have done a lot of work with the front part of our garden. Have removed 50-75% of the old bushes, changed the layout and planted new "stuff". The spring has just arrived here in the south of Sweden, many bushes and trees has starting to get leaves and/or flowers, but need some more time before they show their glory. There is also a lot of flowers coming up from the ground, but it will take some time before they bloom.

The rest of our garden has some new additions, finished path, added a few new plants. Over all the back was done a year ago and the bushes, trees etc. should be larger, fuller this year, just need some leaves and flowers. I am looking forward to see the garden 5 years from now.

söndag 23 april 2017

More Framed Art Available

Even though we have had a fairly mild winter and there were indications for an early spring, things have taken longer. Finally the spring is here and I have been putting a lot of work into our garden, will post some pictures soon.

Here are more paintings that are available framed.

"Apple Abstraction 29" 
 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6 inches), acrylic on Canvas hardboard-MDF.

"Flower Abstraction 194" 
 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6 inches), acrylic on Canvas hardboard-MDF.

"Autumn Abstraction 23"
 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6 inches), acrylic on Canvas hardboard-MDF.

fredag 21 april 2017

Framed art available

I have small paintings available with rustic wood frames, ready to hang. Price include frame and shipping.

"Flower Abstraction 217" 
 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6 inches), acrylic on Canvas hardboard-MDF.


"Autumn Berry Abstraction 35" 
 15 x 15 cm (6 x 6 inches), acrylic on Canvas hardboard-MDF.


måndag 17 april 2017

Shapes & Movement 87


This is one of my new abstract paintings that I had in my Easter Exhibition. Getting ready for some cleaning up in my studio and after that, start painting again.

fredag 14 april 2017

Shapes & Movement 60


Should have posted this earlier, but never got around to it. It is part of my Easter "Open Studio" Exhibition (Konstrundan) and was sold today. I made a rustic yellow frame for it and I love the end result.

tisdag 28 mars 2017

Flower Abstraction 217

Easter is closing in and with it my Easter Exhibition. Have done a lot of frames to fit my small paintings. Will show some pictures of them soon.

I have also done a lot of garden work. Spring has finally arrived.

måndag 20 mars 2017

Shapes & Movement 55

Spring is here and I am putting all my free time in the garden, changing the layout on the front side, doing the ground work. I have been waiting a long time to get things going and finally I can.

This is a small abstract painting that I did this winter. It is simple, direct and with a limited color pallette.

fredag 17 mars 2017

Autumn Berry Abstraction 32

I know this one doesn't reflect the season we are in, but it's colorful, playful and show what is coming.

söndag 12 mars 2017

Bird's Nest Abstraction 70

Putting eggs in an abstract bird's nest makes it less abstract, but sometimes I like the mix things up and sometimes it works very well. This is one of those occasions. I also decided to go more "nature" with the colors.

onsdag 8 mars 2017

Shapes & Movement 108

This is my largest painting I have done the last months, and probably the last painting I did before my spring break. Working large give me the space to go for it, but can also be a challenge, finding the right size variation and right amount of details.

lördag 4 mars 2017

Flower Abstraction 197

This flower abstraction remind me of flowers glowing in the moonlight, no idea why, but that is the feeling I get.
I know I should be painting, but time is better spent right now by preparing things for the "Easter exhibition" and spring is knocking on the door and so much to prepare and plan for the coming work in the garden. Will rework the front of the house, where we built the new fence and we will also ad two Fig trees to the mix of eatable trees and bushes.

tisdag 28 februari 2017

Shapes & Movement 56

This is a small abstract painting that I did a while ago. I really love to paint a blue and red color pallette, with a touch of yellow as accent.

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.