Finding Home – My First Digital Oil Painting

So, I was a bit sceptic about doing digital oil paintings. I mean, how could they (the developers, that is) manage to get those peculiar brush strokes look just right? Well, I did my first digital oil painting a few evenings ago, and I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised: I'm impressed by how…

Framing a Few Watercolours

It's a funny thing, but I keep finding old paintings in the attic that I actually like a lot better now than when I made them. Stuff I made several years ago, which I considered to be not worthy of a frame. Now I look at them with the memory of all the hard work…

A Change of Ways – Starting a New Path

So I've done a lot of thinking lately. For the last week or so, I've actually kept myself from painting and drawing much. Why would you do such a thing, you ask? The answer is that I've been running too fast. So fast that I've actually started painting and drawing before I even knew what…

Finishing up the series

So, after painting this watercolour postcard I felt that very recognizable feeling. The feeling that this was the last one. That I need to get on to something new. Maybe it's because I subconsciously know that I've spent up all my creative spark for this series. The feeling that I keep making the same painting…

A World on Fire

Although 2021 seems to become a better year than 2020, I still get the feeling that the world is on fire. Not just in the sense of global warming, but also in the social climate among us. The common ground is harder to find, and the fronts are getting steeper. Still we are walking around…

Time Flies

It's easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about the big stuff. The history of our world, and the big, expanding universe. How our own lives seem so small and lost in it all. That made me think about all these pictures I've seen, of boats just lying around in dried out lakes. A reminder of…

Going Urban – In a New Style

I made these digital sketches a while back: I'm actually quite pleased with them, and therefore wondered if I could keep developing them in some way. So I thought: Instead of having all the colour inside the field of action, how about having it all outside? Kind of like a scratchcard revealing the drawing. So…

A Short Voyage – but hopefully a bit longer

This ended up as a short voyage, I imagine. At least it looks like it's heading straight for that rock. That was actually not my intention, so I hope it's able to steer clear of it. But it was nice to make one of these digital paintings again, trying to keep it loose. I do…

A Purple Night

It is still winter here in Norway, with huge amounts of snow slowly soaring down from the skies. The temperature has been locked steady below -10 degrees celsius, but now it is starting to get warmer. Also, the daylight is staying longer and longer through our afternoons, which is a source of new energy in…