One Way In – One Way Out

On the West Coast of Norway, where I grew up, there are a lot of fjords. In these fjords, there are often only one road in. That, again, makes it only one road out. In one way, it makes these small societies look very cozy. On the other side, they are very voulnerable. It only…

Getting Ready for Summer

We've had some great weather the last few days. The sun hasn't even been out. Because there's been nothing to get out from. Blue skies as long as the eyes can see.   With great weather also comes the boat season. People loading up their boats on big trailers, heading to get some water under…

Top and Bottom

I didn't plan on it. But in this painting it almost looks like the top of the mountain returns at the bottom. It was supposed to just be an island or something, lying near the shore. But the top and bottom-look is much more interesting. So I decided to go with that. Let's just pretend…

The Lighthouse

This lighthouse ended up looking a bit more futuristic than planned. Almost a bit Star Wars-ee. Like it's R2D2 standing there on the rock, guiding the ships safely through the area. I do like how it turned out, though. There is something about lighthouses which really fascinates me. How they've been placed there in the…

Loose the Way I Like it

I'm really happy with how this painting turned out. The style is loose, the way I like it, but still tight enough to hold it firmly together. The boat also has a kind of human, industrial look about it. Like the kind of guy that would hang around the harbour, I imagine. The painting is…

Cityscape – A Rough Reunion

When I've been away from watercolour for a while, I do tend to get a reminder of how difficult I actually find it. This time it came through my first speed painting in months. I wanted to just get the feel of it all again. So I cut out a small piece of paper and…

Electrification

The world is heading in a new direction. Electrification is the increasing trend, while fossil fuel is on it's way out. Well, it's going to take a whole lot of time before it's really out, but maybe it'll be some day. Anyway, thinking about all of this I wondered how those traditional features of our…