A Foamy Shore

Another session, another pallette knife painting. This one I made during a local gathering for painters in the town where I live, and was actually an attempt to paint over a church view I was pretty unhappy with. To be able to paint over the church I needed to get a thick coat of paint…

An abstract mountain range

As I had a canvas laying around, painted over by a base coat of turquoise blue, I decided to do a quick painting. The base coat was dry, so I basically just picked up a palette knife, some ivory black and startet "scraping" in some mountain sides. This being done, I used some turquoise blue,…

Some kind of bird

I guess I'm kind of into painting birds now, since my first and last painting wasn't quite enough. It looked like this by the way: I was actually very satisfied with this one, so I went to work on my new bird painting with a subtle fear of total failure.. I kind of started the…

A bird and a boat

I've had a lot of fun lately trying to paint living motives like people or animals. Both elephants, flamingos, woman and children have been brought to life, with varying luck. There's one more motive I've really been keen to try out, though; A bird. I've been wanting to paint a big bird, like an eagle…

A Stormy Shore

I've really been into abstract painting lately. Maybe it's because it feels a bit more free than the detail work of a landscape painting. Or the fact that a lot of times it ends up looking quite a bit better as well. To my great frustration it often seems to be the paintings I spend…

Getting back the colours

It's been a while since I picked up the whole range of paint tubes, making out something which is able to stand out all on it's own. I've done some colourful paintings before, like these two: I was quite pleased with both of them, so it was a scary thought to try and make something…

Speed painting tuesday

As I bought new canvases last week, I decided to pick up some additional small ones (about 12cm x 12cm) to try out some speed painting. I've noticed, to my slight frustration, that I usually need at least four hours per session to be able to finish a painting for each sit down. And, as I…

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…