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Playing with depth

The plan was to paint a reef under clear water, playing with underwater shapes and colors. But as the painting progressed I realized that this one would not have a good enough technique nor detail level that this kind of painting needs. It´s also really challenging mixing up the paint the right way, so i…

It´s getting kind of obsessive

I´ve really gotten into painting seascapes lately, so again I could not stay away from another attempt at it. I don´t know what it is about it, but i just feel very calm while doing it. I can actually hear the waves smashing against the rocks in my head, and the seagulls squeaking down through…

A go at De Niro and Gandalf the Grey

Since i´ve done a lot of painting lately, I picked up my sketching kit today and had a go at one of my favorite actors, Robert De Niro. If you look past the slight... misplacement of the right eye, I thought it went rather well. I also had a try at the great Ian McKellen,…

Don´t need much

After painting this picture today, I was fascinated by how few tools you actually need to paint a decent painting. Without blowing my own horn to much, I thought this was my best painting yet. When i say few tools, I´m talking about both brushes, palette knifes and paint. The whole picture is painted with…

The process

After a bad series of paintings lately, I feel that i´m finally back on track in the sense of seeing some improvement. I have often, recently, regretted not taking pictures during the process though, because I often feel that the paintings looked better before I did the last finishing touches to them. It would then…

Back to basics

After throwing several of my recent paintings straight in the garbage, being so bad that I actually got depressed looking at them, I finally made a painting worth showing people. It´s not a perfect painting, but in contrast with my recent tries, I´m really happy with it. I used a fair amount of time on…

Total failure

After starting up painting again, being back from a longer vacation, I felt that my first painting ended up pretty decent (ref. last post). The second try however, must be one of the greatest collisions of color and smudging of paint I have ever made. The idea was to make a sunset (finger)painting, with nice,…

Back in business

After a seven week long vacation, with no painting included at all, I was a little worried that I might have forgotten how to paint anything at all. So after a few days back home I picked up the brushes, and had a go at it. After watching a tutorial on youtube about making waterfalls,…

Drawing + painting = ?

In an attempt to improve my painting skills, I recently took up drawing after buying a book on vacation in Bangkok about street sketching. After giving it a few tries, i really enjoyed the concept of drawing people or things in front of you. For instance, as a general practice, I tried to draw the…

Finger painting

So I guess my first real post on this blog will be about using your fingers instead of a brush when doing oil paintings. After a lot of video tutorials on Youtube, learning different techniques, I got the idea of trying to apply the paint on the canvas using just my own hands. And as…