Rusty Fields

I like these rusty fields. They remind me of autumn. When the weather is a bit colder. And the mind a bit clearer. The skin is hazel brown from the sun. Ready for months of darkness. But with all the light from summer. Will make it until next time. I hope you're doing alright, and…

After Summer

I've always associated autumn with death and increasingly darker days. It sounds a bit dramatic, but it's not meant that way. The last few years, though, I've slowly changed my mind about autumn. It's not that bad. It's just the natural part of our cyclus. What was green becomes red, and turns into rot. Leaving…

Walking in Steep Mountains – A Second Attempt

This is actually a second attempt of the painting I published in my last post. I liked the colours and the composition in the first painting. But I felt that it lacked some sort of mood. It just looked kind of mechanic, in a weird way. So I wanted to paint the same scenery. But…

Cool Water – And the Thought of Having a Swim

I like how rough this painting turned out. At the same time, the colours look kind of fresh. At least that's what I hope. Again, I've used a palette knife to make some icy mountains. When added a crisp blue for the ocean, I get a chilly feeling while looking at it. Like the feeling…

Birds Flying High

On the island where my grandparents live, Runde on the West Coast of Norway, there is a famous nesting cliff. The cliff looks straight out into the Atlantic Ocean, and houses species like puffins, northern gannets and northern fulmars. The island also houses a good amount of white-tailed eagles. There are two ways to get…

Spring Evening

The sun is shining into the evening hours nowadays. And, even though there are showers of snow now and then, the feel of summer is really creeping in. Just seeing the colour of fresh grass is a sight for sore eyes. Even being awakened in the early morning hours by squeaking seagulls. I think these…

Arctic Sea – Using the Palette Knife

I don't remember what caused it, but I got an urge to use my palette knife on this painting. I thought it could be a cool way to try to depict some arctic mountains, all covered in ice and snow. So I did a wash, let it dry for a while, and started "scraping" at…

To the Coast

I've posted all of these paintings in individual posts lately. But I thought it would be nice to show the whole series together. I'm very happy with the colours in these paintings, which I think is quite depictive of summer in my area. I'm also very fascinated by all these grassy mountains along the coast,…