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.…

The Fisherman and the Sea

This is my third digital oil painting, and I'm having a blast making them. It felt right putting in a fisherman in this one. But I don't feel that he's trapped there. I feel that he's longing to get back out to sea. How he'll manage it, I don't know. But I feel confident that…

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 World on Fire

Although 2021 seems to become a better year than 2020, I still get the feeling that the world is on fire. Not just in the sense of global warming, but also in the social climate among us. The common ground is harder to find, and the fronts are getting steeper. Still we are walking around…

Time Flies

It's easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about the big stuff. The history of our world, and the big, expanding universe. How our own lives seem so small and lost in it all. That made me think about all these pictures I've seen, of boats just lying around in dried out lakes. A reminder of…

Going Urban – In a New Style

I made these digital sketches a while back: I'm actually quite pleased with them, and therefore wondered if I could keep developing them in some way. So I thought: Instead of having all the colour inside the field of action, how about having it all outside? Kind of like a scratchcard revealing the drawing. So…

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…