Rusty Fields

I like these rusty fields. They remind me of autumn. When the weather is a bit colder. And the mind a bit clearer. The skin is hazel brown from the sun. Ready for months of darkness. But with all the light from summer. Will make it until next time. I hope you're doing alright, and…

Something in the Distance

I'm feeling that the "something" in the distance is the main goal of this painting. Maybe it's a cabin, to spend the night. Or maybe it's a ward, showing us the highest point of our journey. Either way, it's a long way to go. But the weather looks nice, so that shouldn't matter. Anyway, I…

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…

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…

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…

Squiggly Waves

I'm currently in the process of using palette knives for depicting waves. Basically by adding a wash, and then gently scraping the paint off to give the impression of foam. When it works out, I think it looks great. But it's hard to get it right in a whole painting. And I only get one…

In the Background

I'm not letting go of these landscape scenes quite yet, as they are a huge part of the coastal nature I'm trying to depict. It's easy to just think about the ocean, the waves and the rocks when visualizing the coast. But if you turn around there's grass, scattered trees and lush mountains as well.…

I Don’t Know What This Is – But It Felt Nice Painting It

One of the great things I've experienced, as a result of having painted for several years, is how painting evolves from being a hobby to something that just becomes a part of you. It sounds a bit cheesy, I know, but the ability to paint just for fun is something that I've just recently started…

Finished Series – All About the Palette Knife

This is my latest watercolour series, finished and showed off all together. I've done the washes using a brush, but everything else is done using a palette knife. I think the rough features of the palette knife really appeals to me. It suits the look of that raw nature along the coast. It just feels…