After Summer

I've always associated autumn with death and increasingly darker days. It sounds a bit dramatic, but it's not meant that way. The last few years, though, I've slowly changed my mind about autumn. It's not that bad. It's just the natural part of our cyclus. What was green becomes red, and turns into rot. Leaving…

Room for More

People who live out on small islands has always fascinated me. And it's quite a few who does it, here in Norway. Some have ferry connections to the mainland. Others need private boats to get there.   I like the thought of being cut off from the rest of the world like that. Not having…

Last Stop – Letting the Pen Out

I've been missing my sketching sessions a lot lately. I haven't found room for them after redirecting my attention towards the coastal nature. My sketches has always involved busy streets or more urban features. But, if I want to have room for my sketching again, I simply need to make one. So I thought about…

A Cold Spring Day

Tomorrow it's officially summer. Here in Norway, though, we've had snow until late April. Which has made spring quite short. So it's a weird feeling taking off my winter jacket, going almost straight to shorts and t-shirts. Because it's really warm here now. So I thought I would say goodbye to spring with this painting…

Scraping out a Landscape

It takes its toll on the paper if I get too eager. But using the palette knife to scrape out a landscape in a watercolour painting is great fun. In this one, I used it both for adding trees, fence posts and tufts of grass. The splatters of paint was initially an accident, though. But…

Searching the Sea

It's fascinating watching the coastal birds surveilling the sea. Flying close to it's surface. Sometimes moving simultaneously with the waves. Waiting. Watching. Then striking. Just a second with it's feet below water. Then heading straight towards the cliffs to devour the meal. Not enjoying the wonderful view. But being a part of it.

Would You Walk?

It got kind of scary, this scenery. Like a halloween night, or something. I guess it's because of the colours. And the way the trees ended up a bit spooky looking. But is it too scary for you? Would you walk, or would you turn around? 🙂 I hope you're doing alright, and that you're…