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ABOUT THE PAINTING: That night at Ebeneser

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ABOUT THE PAINTING: That night at Ebeneser

THAT NIGHT AT EBENESER is a 1,8 x 1,2 meter oil painting on mdf board. The base is acrylic. . I wanted to capture the beauty of the building as well as the pulse and feelings of this place called Ebeneser – for so many years filled with show, music, laughter, dancing and all that jazz – and now so silent during the pandemic. It’s like a cat waiting for it’s pray, soon to burst out all that aliveness again. The painting has been showcased at art gallery Galleri Lindberg in Luleå, Sweden and is currently at Café La Vache...

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#23 art christmas calendar: The sunny sky

christmas calendar oil painting

#23 art christmas calendar: The sunny sky

I’m intrigued with backgrounds and can paint a bunch of them just to try colours and work different brushes. Sometimes there are layers and layers and layers of paint before I find the right feeling. It’s s intuitive process and I feel like a big part of it is not trying to force anything, and just go with the brush.  This is a dreamy background in oil. I can look at it for hours, and it would be nice to paint on a larger canvas, mdf board or canvas panel.  Feels right to share when it’s so dark outside and...

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#13 art christmas calendar: Bird with less chaos

acrylic bird christmas calendar original art painting

#13 art christmas calendar: Bird with less chaos

Another bird! Love to paint them, I mean I really put so much love and joy into painting and the birds I've been painting lately are amazing in my eyes (and brush). In this painting I wanted to go with a less chaotic background, still portraying the bird in motion like if it's playing in a puddle. What do you think?

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#10 art christmas calendar: The subconscious is doing all the work

acrylic christmas calendar painting

#10 art christmas calendar: The subconscious is doing all the work

This week my subconscious is doing all the painting. Here I am wanting them to sing, but they want something else and girl, I’m listening!

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#8 art christmas calendar: Time to roar

acrylic christmas calendar original art painting

#8 art christmas calendar: Time to roar

I’m going to be honest. They were going to sing at first, from a balcony, but the brush and paint thought otherwise and now they’re roaring from a podium. Or singing. Or roaring. Or... 

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#5 art christmas calendar: The pink side of it all

christmas calendar oil painting pink

#5 art christmas calendar: The pink side of it all

From one of my first attempts at painting with oil colours. I was doing a lot of hairdos and faces but had a thought and left the face out of it for this one. And then the swirly background kind of got to me and I’m thinking I should make a huge painting with just that. We’ll see :) 

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#3 art christmas calendar: And then a bird flew in

acrylic bird christmas calendar Ebeneser painting

#3 art christmas calendar: And then a bird flew in

I feel like it’s ok if there’s a snow storm AND a giant bird flies in. It’s 2020 after all...  Title: And then a bird flew in

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#2 art christmas calendar: Let there be music

acrylic christmas calendar Ebeneser painting

#2 art christmas calendar: Let there be music

Kulturcentrum Ebeneser in Luleå, Sweden, is usually a place filled with live music and stuff like that. It was one of the first places we visited when we came to this town three years ago. Their christmas jazz was amazing!It’s also a very cool building, and this is my take on it for the second day of my art christmas calendar.  Let there be music

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#1 art christmas calendar: a bird flies high

acrylic bird christmas calendar painting

#1 art christmas calendar: a bird flies high

Sharing a painting a day until christmas and then maybe longer. This first one is from sunday, but from tomorrow I’ll paint a painting a day as well.  All original art will pop up in the shop too. What should I paint? Hit me up in the comments. #1 - The christmas bird takes a breath Acrylic painting on canvas board.

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How this painting blew my mind

oil painting self-portrait

How this painting blew my mind

Have you ever been so frikkin’ amazed by something you are amidst creating? This oil portrait was a two session thing and after the first I was kind of blah... Then yesterday when I took it up for the second time around I just got into this incredible flow of intuitive painting. And simply blew my mind!  Whilst painting I went woooooooooow.  It’s a self-portrait painted from my mind only. The best person in my life thought it was her so I guess it’s like a duo self-portrait.  My people paintings are inspired by Facetime faces. You know when you...

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Parrot oil painting time lapse

oil painting timelapse video

Parrot oil painting time lapse

A time lapse video showing the painting of a parrot oil painting. With a suprise at the end.

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Let’s face it

acrylic painting process

Let’s face it

Every movement adds to the overall expression of a painting. But when there’s a face - it can change everything. Like this one. I’ve painted over the face several times. Look at this version!   She looks a bit sad and that’s not the expression I’m going for. On the good side, all these painting over the face again and again is making me more happy with the face shape.  Here’s where I am with the painting right now. Might leave it like this. What do you think? The full size version.

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Love to hate an oil painting gone wrong

oil painting

Love to hate an oil painting gone wrong

This is part of an oil painting where things haven’t quite gone the way I want it to. Then again, when does ever?! Having everything go the way I think at the start is a sure way of not painting a masterpiece. The process of letting the idea, brush and colours lead the way is a sure way of discovering things. This painting sits in the kitchen easel and I see it all the time. I’m a novice in painting, and even more so in painting with oil. I’m eager to make quantum leaps in my painting and looking at something...

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Nightlife imagined

acrylic nightlife painting

Nightlife imagined

Part of series of paintings on the nightlife imagined theme. Exploring ways to draw and paint these kind of scenarios. It’s fun! 

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The beginning of it all

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The beginning of it all

I didn’t want to paint, or I really deep down wanted to but didn’t think I could. Then one day... ...I just started to paint. And I could. I wanted to add some colour to a black and white Posca pen drawing. I got some yellow paint, a brush and then some more paint. And I haven’t stopped since then (june 14th 2019 if someone’s counting).  Isn’t it great to go back and look at your progress? Awesome is what it is! Love where I started off, love the progress, love where I’m at right now, and love where I’m...

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