Spring lake

After countless attempts on painting i snowy mountain, I finally felt that i got some hang of it with this one. The trick basically being working with the canvas in a vertical position, with a very light pressure on the palette knife. I still got some way to go, but this was a big step…

Shore line

A couple of weeks ago I tried painting a shore line, depicted in a tutorial book i bought a year ago called The Art of Painting Landscapes, Seascapes and Skyscapes. Although the original is much better than this one, i´m really pleased with it. I used about four sessions painting it, in total about 20…

A tribute to Svetlana

I've been searching around on the internet lately, to find some inspirational paintings. This one from Svetlana Kanyo, called "lake view", is one which seem to come back to me about every time. So today I tried to paint it, as kind of a tribute. This is how it looked: It did'nt turn out as…

Simple sky

I wanted to paint a quick painting this afternoon before dinner, and a simple one as well, seeing that my latest tries have been rather bad and i needed a pick-me-up-painting to restore my confidence. Since spring time is just around the corner, I wanted to paint a light, clear and blue skyline, which you…

Back on the shores

After a pretty demoralizing period painting bad paintings, I decided to take it back to the basics again. So once again I opened my tutorial book, and painted another version of an old exercise. The painting is picturing a shore line with ruff seas, but this time I painted it all a bit less realistic…

Distant Island

I´ve seen a lot of paintings lately where the painter has used several canvases to make out the whole picture.  Yoy can then put it up on the wall, hanging them up with a narrow intervals between them. I gave it a go yesterday, painting what i would like to be a tropical beach along…

Sea breeze

After watching another tutorial video on YouTube, this time by Wilson Bickford painting really cool waves, I wanted to copy the achievement. So this is how it ended up: Since Bickford only shows the technique of painting waves on a already painted background in the video, I kind of painted my own backround based on…

Sunlight struggle

After watching a very inspirational tutorial video on YouTube with Kevin Hill, I wanted to paint an equally magnificent painting of a sunray forest. Well, it didn´t. It ended up looking like this: I´m not actually that horrified with it, but in contrast to the one Hill is making out on the screen in front…