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…

Azur sea

Since winter is fast approaching, i used the opportunity to paint a more southern landscape than the norwegian fall. I also got to test out my new color tubes of emerald green and cerulean blue when painting the sea. I used brushes painting the sky and sea, palette knives painting the rock formations and my…

Mountain clouds

In an attempt to get the most out of few colors (since im slowly running out of paint) I came up with the idea of painting some mountains seen from above. I´ve always painted mountains from an angle where you look up at them, but with this one I wanted to do it a bit…

Into the mountains

A painting that originally were supposed to be looking onto a big field of grass, with the big mountain in the back. But as I went along it did not look like it was going to turn out good at all. The solution soon became the color black, helping me making the whole canvas turn…

Purple stream

An afternoon used painting what I wanted to look like a pretty realistic and natural streamside. After googling around, I saw this painting with a hazy purple background, and got inspired to try it out. I also wanted to paint a stream with a lot of reflections, making it as realistic as possible. So this…

Out of blue..

Since I ran out of blue paint a while ago, but still wanted to paint some water, I tried painting a sunset lake today. I used about four or five hours painting it, spending a lot of time trying to make the dilapidated dock look good. It went so-and-so. I may also have missed quite…

People!

Today, for the first time in a long while (second time ever) I tried painting some people into a picture. I was really nervous beforehand, afraid I was going to mess up a whole afternoons work. Before i started, the painting looked like this: At this point I had used about three hours painting a…