Having a go at some boats!

I feel that my style has loosened up a bit through the last weeks, which pleases me. The quality of the paintings, though, is something I have to keep working on. Anyway, I wanted to paint some boats in a sunset the other day, and this is how it turned out: To sum up; I'm…

Going bold with colours

To try to really – REALLY – get loose with my watercolour painting, I decided to do a painting with no plan. Just letting my subconscious do the work. Choose the strongest, boldest colours Choose the brush strokes Choose when to stop. Would you believe it, it didn't turn out that well 😀 So I…

Another go at a barn in a field

My last attempt on painting a barn in a field ended up like this: As I wrote in my blog post, I was not very happy with the outcome. So I decided to have another go at it, with a different barn in a different field. I wanted the colours to blend more. The barn…

Feeling high – taken a bit down

My recent painting was a real joy to paint, and ended up like this: I could just see the painting come together in a way I really liked, and ended up with a result I was very pleased with. So – as I always do after finishing a pleasing painting – I set to work…

A European landscape

Finally a watercolour painting I'm pleased with! It's probably because I moved my scenery from urban surroundings and out to the landscapes, which just felt more right. I also feel that the colours - in the way they are blended and the amount of them - looks much better and with more depth than my…

A watercolour sailboat

It still feels a bit off, but here is another attempt on a watercolour painting: I wanted the boat to look a lot more realistic, and - as always - painted in a looser style. The whole painting just looks too simple, if you ask me. Uncreative colours, and no personal touch. I'll keep going,…

A farm in a field

I really want to improve in my watercolour painting, but lately it's been such a struggle. Everything I make at the moment just looks worse than the stuff I've made earlier, and the colours look a lot less natural. I guess it has something to do with me using tutorial videos earlier, and now trying…

A british pub, or perhaps a church?

This is a watercolour painting of what I guess is a church, even though I was searching for some pubs to paint on the internet.. 🙂 It's ok, but - as always - I want to paint in a looser style than this (!) How can it be so hard being less detailed?? 🙂 Anyway,…

Levanger harbour

It was time for a visit back to watercolour painting, so I spent an hour or so the other night painting a scene inspired by the Levanger harbour (the city where I live). The painting does not do the real scenery justice, but it was nice to get back to the medium again. This is…

A windmill in Copenhagen

If you google "A windmill in Copenhagen" this is the windmill that pops up. I took this photo during a trip to Copenhagen back in 2014. The windmill is located in an area callet "Kastellet" (The Citadel), which is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe. The windmill was built in 1847 to…