Showable or horrible?

I am really struggling deciding if this one is worth showing off, or just being a horrible painting. It´s definitely not my best effort, in spite of using a solid amount of time on it. In that sense, I´m a little disappointed. However, I´ve really been struggling for quite some time with making realistic paintings…

The last 15 months

Since my last effort at painting (in reference to my last post) ended so terrible, I kind of needed a pick-me-up-post to cheer me up. So, without any restrictions on self-boosting, I gathered all my favorite paintings since starting up about 15 months ago. The first one is the first painting I were really proud…

The smear of failure

So today´s effort didn´t exactly go as planned. This one was supposed to picture a colorful drive through a forest road, with leafs beaming over bathed in the colors of fall. It all looked great in my head, so I had high expectations for the outcome. After throwing away the first canvas in about 20…

Day at the lake

In an attempt to try out some keep-it-simple-paintings, using the basic nature to fill out the frame, I decided to paint a lakeside view. I thought it was great fun starting of with painting in some clouded skylines, using a light blue, monotonous backround as a starting point. Then use a Filbert-brush to stamp on…