Levanger harbour

It was time for a visit back to watercolour painting, so I spent an hour or so the other night painting a scene inspired by the Levanger harbour (the city where I live). The painting does not do the real scenery justice, but it was nice to get back to the medium again. This is…

A windmill in Copenhagen

If you google "A windmill in Copenhagen" this is the windmill that pops up. I took this photo during a trip to Copenhagen back in 2014. The windmill is located in an area callet "Kastellet" (The Citadel), which is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe. The windmill was built in 1847 to…

Even more faces!

I'm not very good at drawing faces, but I think I'm getting better step by step. Ironically I find that the best faces are the ones where I use less time and less carefull strokes. These are two drawings I made while watching tv, not thinking too much about how they would turn out in…

Another face

After drawing some faces in my last post, I got an urge to keep on going. So I made another one, which ended up like this: Actually, I think this face ended up a bit better than the last two did. It looks more spontaneous, and there seem to be a story behind all the…

Drawing a few faces

These are some faces I drew in my sketchbook the other day. I really admire all the talented people out there who are able to make well proportioned faces with spontaneous strokes and nice highlights. I hope to be able to do the same one day, but, for now, these will have to do 🙂

A street in Phnom Penh

This is another painting that turned out ok, and nothing more. It's based on this photo, which we took during travels in Phnom Penh a few years ago: I had high hopes painting this one, getting in the deep orange sun and the tuk tuks in front. I wasn't able to materialize my hopes, though.…

A boat in Hoi An

We visited Hoi An, Vietnam during a holiday in 2016, which was a really beautiful city. Lot's of colourful buildings, colourful boats and rally nice people. This is a photo we took, walking along a small canal. Hoi An, Vietnam As I was in the mood for a quick sketch, I decided I would do…

Walking in Hanoi

This is a sketch of a woman we walked behind when we were traveling in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi, Vietnam I don't know what was in the bag, nor in the huge pile of cloth she was balancing on her head. She was carrying it very steady, though. Like she'd been doing it all her life.…

Another boat on another sea

After a few painting motifs on land, I needed to get back to the marine life again. More specific, some boats on water at the harbour. This one is actually drawn and painted from pure imagination, which makes the process much more fun. I didn't take any pictures of the sketch or wash, but this…

Almost there..

Recently, I decided to try to paint a photo we took during travels in Vientiane, Laos in 2015. We took the photo while walking along the promenade, and it looks like this: What made me want to paint it are all the sharp edges and angles of the buildings, and the way the shadows move…