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…

Autumn Grass

I've spent a lot of blue and green paint lately on these watercolour pieces. At the same time I've been really pleased with the paintings where I've used more of the yellows and reds. So why not spend a lot more of those colours in my recent effort? In this painting I've turned the balance…

Almost Daylight

This is a painting I considered throwing away instantly, but got to stay on my painting board overnight. It just looked too messy, muddy and unpleasant. In the morning, though, it got a different view on it. It's nice that it looks a bit rough and dirty. That makes it interesting in it's own way.…

A Red Morning

Christmas is coming up. So I wanted to paint a christmas card. Some snowy pines and a blue field. But it shouldn't all be blue. That often gets a bit much. So I went with a red sky. I think that worked out quite well. So here is the result: And a merry christmas to…

The Thunder

This is a painting I ended up very pleased with. The main reason for it is the impression of lightning bolts coming down from the sky. This impression of thunder was made using a lump of damp kitchen paper, just dabbing it lightly on the half dried paint. I then let it dry completely, before…

Autumn Evening

It kind of looks a bit scary, this one. But my intention was to paint an autumn evening, with just a hint of fresh snow. Despite the Halloweenish look, though, I think it turned out quite nice. I tried to add some black gouache on one side of the trees, to make the impression of…

A Few Snowy Pines

After having a go at watercolours again, this is my second painting in my new series: This one is also painted on Winsor & Newton watercolour paper, in postcard format. It's so nice to paint on these small papers at the moment, as it gives me so much room for play and impulsiveness. The postcard…