Big city lights

To get away from all the trees and forests for a while, I decided to try and paint some big city lights for a change. So I did some research on Youtube, and decided to try out a pretty cool tutorial video from Kevin Hill. The video shows a city shore line at dusk, with…

A palette knife palm tree

Spring is approaching, so what could be better than the attempt of painting a warm and windy palm tree? I’ve been trying to paint palm trees earlier, but just couldn’t find a good technique to get the leaves right. In this attempt, I wanted to see if using a palette knife could make the result…

In the garden

I’ve never really got the hang of using palette knifes alone to finish up a painting. I’ve done some snowy mountains, or minor details in paintings in addition to using brushes, but the use has always been limited. Nonetheless, I decided that today would be a nice day to make an attempt at a wholly…

First go at northern lights

After painting some snowy pines last week, I ended up feeling like there was something missing in the skyline. It may have been some stars or a big moon, but i felt that, beeing a painting of a cold nordic landscape, it would be an ideal opportunity to try and paint some northern lights. I've…

Snowy Pines

To get a little break from the people-painting, and to accommodate all the snow outside in the garden, I recently did my first snowy painting in a long while. The technique I was really eager to learn about, was the effect of putting bright, white snow on top of some pine branches. I´ve seen it…

A girl in a big dress

In the series of "painting people from angles that are easier to manage to kind of get away with it and not screw it all up", I did another one today where I painted a girl with her back to the viewer. As I still don't feel confident enough to try and paint peoples faces,…

A Day In The Park

Suddenly, as always, another afternoon had went by sitting at my painting table. This time I wanted to try and paint some people again. I have tried painting humans before, but, as this is kind of scary area to go into (being the increased possibility of failing badly), I've either been painting them from afar…

A Day of Greens

As another Sunday arrived, it was time to pick up the brushes again. This time I planned to travel away from the shores, and into the grassy fields. Since I often try to paint shorelines or different shapes of the sea, I naturally run low on colours like blue, white, black and yellow ochre from…

A Distant Field

After an ocean-based evening, as mentioned in my last post, it was time to take it all back to shore. Take in some grass and straws, a foggy skyline and some green bushes. So, by mixing together some sap green, sky blue, titanium white, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, raw umber and ivory black, I tried…

Speed Painting

Since I had a whole evening free the other day, I decided I would spend it doing some speed painting. There were some different things I wanted to try out, but basically it all involved water. First, I wanted to do a basic wave-onto-the-beach-painting under a clear blue sky. So, for the skyline i used…