Almost there..

Recently, I decided to try to paint a photo we took during travels in Vientiane, Laos in 2015. We took the photo while walking along the promenade, and it looks like this: What made me want to paint it are all the sharp edges and angles of the buildings, and the way the shadows move…

A street in a warm place

After a very disappointing session last time, I wanted to get right back at watercolour painting to try to change that unpleasant feeling. After a closer look at the process of my last painting, I had some main areas I wanted to improve in this new session. Don't be too exact with the sketch, and…

A bit disappointing..

This is a painting I'm not very pleased with: Disappointing boats Simply because I made a lot of mistakes making it. Firstly, I didn't blend enough colours together during the wash. Secondly, I repainted a lot of my strokes, which made the painting way too dark. There's a lot I would do differently if I…

At the dock

I just can't get enough of boats and the marine life at the moment, so here comes another addition to the sea inspired watercolour paintings. This one is inspired by some photos I found on google, adding and removing some features by my own wishes. My goal with the painting was to get in as…

My big fish must be somewhere

«My big fish must be somewhere»

I really wanted to sketch an old fishing boat. So I did some searching on google to get me inspired and made a version based on a photo I found. I really like the look of some old ropes, worn meterial and poles on a boat, so I added some of those. In the end…

Runde Lighthouse

A few posts ago, I did a painting of my grandfathers boat on the Island Runde. It really made me want to do more paintings with the Island as a theme, so for this painting I decided to do one of the old lighthouse. It stands on a secluded part of the Island, which makes…

The Koh Rong Pier

This is a very quick sketch I made right before bedtime. Koh Rong, Samloem beach It's showing the pier in Koh Rong, Cambodia, which we visited in 2016. We actually ate a very tasty buffet in one of the houses, while some mice ran along the roof pillars. We didn't get sick or anything, though.…

My grandfathers boat

On the Island Runde, on the west coast of Norway, my grandparents live. It's a very small Island, and the most western Island in the area. Which means that it's closest neighbour in the west is Faroe Islands. I've taken some photos there during the years, but clearly not enough. For example there's lot's of…

Gran Canaria Harbour

When we were on holiday in Gran Canaria this summer, we passed a harbour in Arguineguin where I had to stop and take a photo. I love a good harbour scene, and this was one I felt really strong about painting. It looked like this: Arguineguin, Gran Canaria The colourful boats and the tropic surroundings…

Canals of Venice

We went to Venice a couple of years ago. Only doing paintings at the time, I didn't see all the potential the city has for sketching. So I wanted to draw some now, based on both memory and photos. The canals are pretty fascinating, so I ended up concentrating on those. The first one is…