A Thousand Eyes – A Digital Painting

There's something about lights in the dark. Especially those lights coming from windows or camp sights, indicating human presence. For some it means savior. For others it means threat. Possibilities or hindrance.   For me, it has often meant the last. But I'll try to have a change of mind. I hope you're having a…

Summer Warmth – A Digital Painting

This is a painting that slowly came together as I went. I had no plan for what I wanted to paint, or how I wanted to do it. I did, though, have an urge to try out some new tools and brushes from my digital program. So this is a mix of both gouache, oil,…

Crossing Norway – In The Narrowest Part

I haven't posted much in the last few weeks. The reason being that I’ve been lucky enough to walk across Norway. Before you get too impressed, though, I should mention that the crossing happened in width, not in length. And it happened in a narrow part of Norway, between Stjørdal and Sweden. But, nevertheless, we…

Going Down to the Beach

I've been drawing a lot of quick pen sketches over the years, featuring mountain sceneries. But I rarely take the time to visit the beach. So, this time, I decided to just have some fun with it. And make a quick visit. So here it is. My day down at the beach: I hope you…

It’s Tough Being a Crab

When I was a kid (and still to this day, to be honest), I always start turning over rocks when I'm down by the water. The reason, of course, being the possibility of finding a crab. As a kid, when we wanted to catch a big one, we also used to put some goodies on…

Different Types of Trees

There are many ways to draw a tree. In my early drawing years, I always drew them as a lump of leaves with a trunk coming down from it. After a while I started drawing more distinct species, like pines, spruces and birches. Trees we have a lot of here in Norway. Some of them…

I Like How the Horses Turned Out

This is just a quick doodle I made the other day. There's not much to say about it. Other than that I like how the horses turned out. I drew them the same way I draw people. Quick, and in a very loose style. I've never used this style when drawing animals, though. But after…

Back to the High Huts

On the West Coast of Norway, we have a lot of mountains. They are high. And steep. And, they are blessed with a series of public huts, enclosed in the landscape. The reason behind these huts, is the creation of DNT (The Norwegian Trekking Association). It was founded in 1868. It's mandate being to "acquire…

Puffins

My grandmother loves puffins. The island where my grandparents live, Runde in Western Norway, is famous for being one of their main nesting sites in the country. Having visited the island a lot through my childhood, the puffins has a special place in my heart as well. Not because of my interest in birds. But…