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…

A Grassy Mountain

For a long time I've been using other peoples paintings as inspiration for my own ones. But now, for once, I decided to use an actual photography I've taken myself. It shows a grassy mountain during summer, plunging down into the sea. Like this: The scary thing about painting real life landscapes, is that a…

Something Living

After trying out some new, abstract techniques on my recent painting, I thought it would be fun to continue on exploring new fields. So I decided to try, for the first time in a long while, to paint something living. I have been thinking of painting actual people for a long while, but for a…

Something Abstract

After two years attempting to paint landscape paintings, I guess it was time to try something new. It started with a bad attempt at a sunset painting, using different colours than I normally do. It did´nt go well though. So to try and save the money used on the canvas, and the money lost in…