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…

Even more faces!

I'm not very good at drawing faces, but I think I'm getting better step by step. Ironically I find that the best faces are the ones where I use less time and less carefull strokes. These are two drawings I made while watching tv, not thinking too much about how they would turn out in…

Another face

After drawing some faces in my last post, I got an urge to keep on going. So I made another one, which ended up like this: Actually, I think this face ended up a bit better than the last two did. It looks more spontaneous, and there seem to be a story behind all the…

Drawing a few faces

These are some faces I drew in my sketchbook the other day. I really admire all the talented people out there who are able to make well proportioned faces with spontaneous strokes and nice highlights. I hope to be able to do the same one day, but, for now, these will have to do 🙂

A street in Phnom Penh

This is another painting that turned out ok, and nothing more. It's based on this photo, which we took during travels in Phnom Penh a few years ago: I had high hopes painting this one, getting in the deep orange sun and the tuk tuks in front. I wasn't able to materialize my hopes, though.…