Dry Snow

You know when it's so cold that the snow turns dry? It just flakes off when you rub it in your gloves, and settles light as a feather on the frozen ground. If you shake a snowy branch it comes crashing down your head, finding it's way inside your collar. You wringe as it melts,…

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…

Evening Walks

As far as I've understood, today is the darkest day of the year. So I wanted to do a painting from the lightest part of the year. The days where the sun is up all evening, and the light (at least in Norway) lasts through the night. Tomorrow we start the journey back to those…

Almost Daylight

This is a painting I considered throwing away instantly, but got to stay on my painting board overnight. It just looked too messy, muddy and unpleasant. In the morning, though, it got a different view on it. It's nice that it looks a bit rough and dirty. That makes it interesting in it's own way.…

A Red Morning

Christmas is coming up. So I wanted to paint a christmas card. Some snowy pines and a blue field. But it shouldn't all be blue. That often gets a bit much. So I went with a red sky. I think that worked out quite well. So here is the result: And a merry christmas to…

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,…

The Thunder

This is a painting I ended up very pleased with. The main reason for it is the impression of lightning bolts coming down from the sky. This impression of thunder was made using a lump of damp kitchen paper, just dabbing it lightly on the half dried paint. I then let it dry completely, before…

Autumn Evening

It kind of looks a bit scary, this one. But my intention was to paint an autumn evening, with just a hint of fresh snow. Despite the Halloweenish look, though, I think it turned out quite nice. I tried to add some black gouache on one side of the trees, to make the impression of…

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…