Into the Harbour

This painting is strongly inspired by a spot in Ă…lesund, where I grew up. It's right before you reach the harbour, heading in among a few capes and islands. Even though the painting is based on memory it's almost like standing on that specific spot when watching it. I like the contrast between the black…

By the Sea

Moving onto shore. But not too far from the ocean. I got an urge to do a marker drawing the other night, and the theme felt pretty clear. A small, coastal society. It didn't end up looking great. But it was exactly what was needed for my relaxation that day. Growing up along the ocean,…

Too Much Water and Too Much Foam

This is an oil painting I've given the name "Water and Foam". Unfortunately I think it ended up with too much of both. I've made other similar oil paintings. Like this one: I think the difference between them are quite striking, though. The new version just looks a lot more wet. There is too much…

Straight Ahead to the Unknown

This is my last digital boat painting for a while. I'll let them set sail and go where they want to. This one ended up a bit more surreal than the others, which was quite fun. It was also fun to add a few sailors, and give them some space in the painting. I don't…

In Shallow Waters

This ended up looking more like comic art than I intended: The colours are very bright, and the person on board has kind of a new style as well. I do like the strong colours, though. Even though I kind of struggle to admit it. Maybe it's the feeling of creating something a bit bold.…

The First Glimpse

The first glimpse of the destination. The sight itself gives you more energy than the food and drinks in your backpack. At the same time you start to feel the ache in your feet. The longing to already be there. To start unwrapping your backpack. So you put your head down, and give what is…

A Colourful Sunrise

I've been drawing a lot of boat sketches lately, like these ones: One of the main characteristics about these drawings, is the fact that the boats are not coloured. I think that gives them an interesting look. But how would the boats look with added colour? Would it look better or worse? Well, I wanted…