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…

Quiet Fishing

I wanted to make this drawing/painting give a perspective from both over and under the water surface. To give an indication of what's going on beneath. And there is nothing much to see there, to be honest. It looks like it's going to be a very quiet day at the job for this fisherman. As…

All the Ways

Life can take us in so many different directions, which will probably, with time, make huge differences in how our lives play out. Some choices you get to make. Others get chosen for you, or are mere coincidences. I guess the key is to find happiness on the road you've ended up. Anyway, that's what…

The Retired Fisherman

There is something very vulnerable about the thought of not being able to do what you love anymore. For some, retirement seems like a liberation. For others, a degradation. For a fisherman, his work seems like such a massive part of his personality. Someone who is proud, strong and weather-beaten, and always hard at work.…