A difficult return to watercolours

I've been spending a lot of time lately doing digital drawings in a new style. The rest of the time I've been doing pen drawings in my sketchbook, using the same style 🙂 So I figured it was time for a visit back to watercolours, to make sure I kept my hands warm with the…

The sewing challenge

I got challenged to do a sewing related painting, to be hanged on the wall in a sewing room. This was a very big challenge for me, as I've never painted anything remotely related to sowing. I got a guideline, though, to make something showing a sowing machine, and preferably with some bright colours in…

Boats in the sand – third edition

After getting in a couple of good sessions drawing boats in the sand, I've just gotten hooked on the scenery. So I decided to have another go, but this time with some even stronger colours and more emphasise on trying to get the boats to look more real. Well, my first try did actually take…

Sun but no sea

You might be a bit tired of it, but at the moment I just can't get enough of painting boats lying in the sand. It's just something about the contrasts, and the way they're lying there waiting for the tide to come back in. I've also had a lot of inspiration from watching tutorial videos…

Boats in the sand – second edition

So my first watercolour of 2020 ended up like this: As I wrote in the post regarding the painting, I was very happy with how it ended up. Not with how it ended up looking, really. But the fact that I actually took the time to plan the painting beforehand, stopped half way through to…

Finally stopping at the right time

This is not a painting that tops the chart for me in looks, but it is a painting that feels very much like a breakthrough: I've been writing about it a lot over the last months (and years, probably), but I haven't quite managed it before now. I'm talking about the need to plan a…

Getting some paintings behind frames

I've been storing all my watercolour paintings in a drawer for the last year. Unfortunately it makes me forget all about them, and what I possibly can do with them. I was going through the drawer the other day. At the same time I noticed that I had some unused frames standing by the wall.…

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…