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…

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,…