Walking Fast

I quite like the strong contrasts in this one, between the trees and the sky. It looks a bit scary. Some place you would walk by fast to get away from. At the same time it looks a bit cartoonish, which also makes it a bit less intimidating. Like some place you would get robbed…

Fence Posts

They got a bit more dominating than planned, these fence posts. Almost like they're popping out of the painting. That made me quite disappointed at first. But now I think it makes it all a bit more interesting. I also like how the trees ended up on the left and right side. The one in…

Morning Sun

As "the sun has turned" (as we say here), the days are starting to get lighter. Just a few minutes more of the precious daylight, day after day. Soon the sun will start to warm the skin again. The grass will turn green. The corn fields will errupt. We'll stop wearing jackets, and then sweaters.…

Dry Snow

You know when it's so cold that the snow turns dry? It just flakes off when you rub it in your gloves, and settles light as a feather on the frozen ground. If you shake a snowy branch it comes crashing down your head, finding it's way inside your collar. You wringe as it melts,…

Evening Walks

As far as I've understood, today is the darkest day of the year. So I wanted to do a painting from the lightest part of the year. The days where the sun is up all evening, and the light (at least in Norway) lasts through the night. Tomorrow we start the journey back to those…