Threshold – A Digital Exploration

When I take a photo of a painting I've made, I use photoshop to edit it. It usually needs cropping. And quite often both light and colour needs to be strengthened to resemble the actual painting. One day while doing this, I accidentally clicked on an effect called threshold. This is an effect that makes…

The Lighthouse

This lighthouse ended up looking a bit more futuristic than planned. Almost a bit Star Wars-ee. Like it's R2D2 standing there on the rock, guiding the ships safely through the area. I do like how it turned out, though. There is something about lighthouses which really fascinates me. How they've been placed there in the…

Digital Paintings in Physical Frames

I've been doing a lot of digital painting lately. Simply because there hasn't been much time to paint. And when there's not much time, digital painting is the far most efficient way to get things done. But all the paintings are just sitting there on my computer now. So I thought, why shouldn't they also…

All the Ways

Life can take us in so many different directions, which will probably, with time, make huge differences in how our lives play out. Some choices you get to make. Others get chosen for you, or are mere coincidences. I guess the key is to find happiness on the road you've ended up. Anyway, that's what…

The Retired Fisherman

There is something very vulnerable about the thought of not being able to do what you love anymore. For some, retirement seems like a liberation. For others, a degradation. For a fisherman, his work seems like such a massive part of his personality. Someone who is proud, strong and weather-beaten, and always hard at work.…

Not Alone – My Second Digital Oil Painting

I just have to say it. I am very proud of this painting. It's inspired by a small Island not far from where I grew up, where there's an old lighthouse. And basically just an old lighthouse. It's abandoned now, and slowly withered by the crashing sea. I've always imagined how it looked in it's…

Finding Home – My First Digital Oil Painting

So, I was a bit sceptic about doing digital oil paintings. I mean, how could they (the developers, that is) manage to get those peculiar brush strokes look just right? Well, I did my first digital oil painting a few evenings ago, and I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised: I'm impressed by how…

A Short Voyage – but hopefully a bit longer

This ended up as a short voyage, I imagine. At least it looks like it's heading straight for that rock. That was actually not my intention, so I hope it's able to steer clear of it. But it was nice to make one of these digital paintings again, trying to keep it loose. I do…

Into the Harbour

This painting is strongly inspired by a spot in Ålesund, where I grew up. It's right before you reach the harbour, heading in among a few capes and islands. Even though the painting is based on memory it's almost like standing on that specific spot when watching it. I like the contrast between the black…