One Way In – One Way Out

On the West Coast of Norway, where I grew up, there are a lot of fjords. In these fjords, there are often only one road in. That, again, makes it only one road out. In one way, it makes these small societies look very cozy. On the other side, they are very voulnerable. It only…

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…

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…

Framing a Few Watercolours

It's a funny thing, but I keep finding old paintings in the attic that I actually like a lot better now than when I made them. Stuff I made several years ago, which I considered to be not worthy of a frame. Now I look at them with the memory of all the hard work…

Finishing up the series

So, after painting this watercolour postcard I felt that very recognizable feeling. The feeling that this was the last one. That I need to get on to something new. Maybe it's because I subconsciously know that I've spent up all my creative spark for this series. The feeling that I keep making the same painting…

A Purple Night

It is still winter here in Norway, with huge amounts of snow slowly soaring down from the skies. The temperature has been locked steady below -10 degrees celsius, but now it is starting to get warmer. Also, the daylight is staying longer and longer through our afternoons, which is a source of new energy in…

A Walk in the Village

This is another digital sketch I made a while back, and I'm really pleased with it. The reason is the loose style I managed to maintain through the whole session. I started out with a basic pen sketch. I then added a new layer on top of the drawing, with a more detailed linework. I…