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...
Drawing with thread and yarn on a thick envelope was really FUN! The backside is really cool as well, almost more intriguing, and I spent some extra time adding things more consciously to this side too. Which side do you like more?
Hey! I was in the local paper talking about the exhibition at Galleri Lindberg in Luleå, Sweden. So it's in Swedish – but it also looks nice :) And I always smile! When you smile you get to share your joy with others. You can also read the interview here (also in Swedish).
It's all in the little things and I love to take something small, or just something you just never really look at – and then REALLY look at it. My popcorn croquis are just that. I talk more about it in this video:
I had the big pleasure to showcase my work at Galleri Lindberg, a wonderful art gallery in the north of Sweden. June 10th to July 14th 2021. I got to bring my colourful art to all four windows, practically meaning I had a around the clock exhibition. That's just perfect with all the light up in the north. Loved the opportunity and I'm totally up for more art gallery shows.
From the studio. I do enjoy painting with my body in different ways. And to have a laugh (or two...). Hope you enjoy it!
For my last piece of christmas calendar posts I’ve chosen this oil painting sketch. I took a pen sketch and went over it with oil colours. The paper holds the colours okey I think. The result has a nice feeling to it, I think. The first sketch is visible, yet there is the fast oil painting. Happy holidays! I’ll be back like tomorrow with something else to share.
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...
Some days are some days and you might not paint or you might not even draw a single thing. Still, you could be thinking about a lot of painting and sketching stuff. And those things can be hard to show you. Just now. I mean, I got to paint and sketch first. Right?! So today I give you this sketch I made back in may. I’m super happy I picked it up again because it might be something to paint! Here it is!
Day 21 is a work in progress. I closed my eyes @franniefannyart chose the colours. Then I got inspired and a flamingo came to life. Then I went ahead and ruined it all. Got ”mad” and went away. Sat on the floor a bit with my cat. Got up again, took my new favourite brush and went at it again. Don’t know if I’m done with the painting. It’s a matter of progress and communicating with this piece. We’ll see...
Painted on mdf board. My first painting on this kind of wooden board and I’m hooked. I like the stiff surface, even more than painting on stretched canvas.
It’s interesting to paint birds because you can add emotion and movement and create something beyond colours and shapes. This one moves my heart. The bird will lift you up when you lay down. If you let it.
I got myself a new (or seven) brush. A round synthetic one. And discovered some new moves when I was painting. I could roll it and dutta (a Swedish word) around with the paint. Really nice! I'll shoot a brush video some day soon. Brushes are seriously vicious wonderful things. They grab me and not the other way around. Like yesterday when I was goind to bed and I just had to look at the brushes. All of a sudden I was painting instead of sleeping! (Kind of love that though)
A double portrait piece I created today. It somewhat started as a simple idea and then grew into this look. The colour process went a little back and forth before I even started to paint today. There are at least two layers of paint beneath this final painting. The title is "Leon on you".
I was thinking what to write today, but this lady just wanted to sit and think and sip on her fine red grape juice, so I’m not going to disturb her.