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 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…

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…

7 Stages of a Mountain Range

After painting a lot of seascapes and water-based motives lately, I decided ut was time to enter the mountains. So I did some searching on the internet, and got inspired by this painting by Kevin Hill, called "The Lonely Barn". So for a start, I began by drawing in some outlines on the canvas. Next,…

A Basic Coastline

After buying a set of small canvases, I wanted to practice some more on my shorelines. After three hours, this is how it ended up: For the rocks I used a palette knife, painting in a base colour of ivory black and ultramarine blue, and some highlights using titanium white, umbra nature and yellow ochre. For…

Painting birch trees

After painting my first palette knife painting last week, I wanted to try the technique in a different setting. So I decided to paint some birch trees, using a mix of ivory black, titanium white, sap green, yellow ochre and burnt sienna. Basically by scraping in the colours of the trees in turn. This is…