Defying a Crashing Wave

Having fun with the digital programs again. This time I added a fishing boat to an acrylic painting I made last year. The big wave in the distance don't seem to bother the captain. Or maybe he hasn't noticed it yet. In that case, let's hope he does. Have a great day! https://youtu.be/pWEZB4RbTKQ

Chaos at the Post Office

This is a watercolour painting featuring the Oatman post office in Arizona, which I painted back in 2019. The original painting looks quite peaceful, so I thought I could bring in some action through a digital drawing. It was fun to bring in some chaos, and quite fun to have a look back at some…

An Invaded Dock

I get kind of a "The War of the Worlds"-feeling from this painting. But in a much, much less intimidating way. Instead of guns and plans of dominion these guys looks more like some tourists, having a look at their new whereabouts. The "cows" on top of the boats does certainly have an alien look…

Havoc on the Island

Another digital drawing on top of an old watercolour painting. This one is a painting of Runde lighthouse, which I made in August 2019: I wasn't all that pleased with how it ended up, but now – looking back at it – I like it a lot more. It could use a bit more energy,…

Two Worlds Collide

So I got an idea the other day. Why don't I try doing a digital drawing on top of a painting? So I added this watercolour painting to my drawing application, and had a go. This first attempt was just meant as a test, to see if it worked and whether or not it was…

A Few More Coastal Paintings

A few more digital coastal paintings, before moving on to other projects for a while: These are quite similar to my digital boat paintings, but I really wanted to have a go at some capes using this style as well. As has probably happened about a hundred times before, it ended up looking a bit…

Into the Harbour

This painting is strongly inspired by a spot in Ålesund, 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…

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…

Before the Sundown

I picture this ship sailing into the sunset: In my mind it is definitely heading out into open water. Maybe doing some fishing. Maybe delivering something to a remote island. Or maybe it has just hit some rocks. The lines do indicate some kind of trouble. Anyway, the story is open for anyone to make,…