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#21 art christmas calendar: The progress

acrylic bird christmas calendar

#21 art christmas calendar: The progress

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...

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#20 art christmas calendar: Portrait in pink

acrylic christmas calendar mdf portrait

#20 art christmas calendar: Portrait in pink

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. 

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#19 art christmas calendar: Rise above

acrylic bird christmas calendar

#19 art christmas calendar: Rise above

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.

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#18 art christmas calendar: Flamingo holidays

acrylic bird christmas calendar

#18 art christmas calendar: Flamingo holidays

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)

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#17 art christmas calendar: Lean on you

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#17 art christmas calendar: Lean on you

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".

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#16 art christmas calendar: A glass of wine

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#16 art christmas calendar: A glass of wine

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.

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#14 art christmas calendar: It's a double birdie

acrylic bird christmas calendar

#14 art christmas calendar: It's a double birdie

I know, I know... How many birds can you paint? A lot! That's why I'm increasing the speed of them coming at you, and today you get to see two new birds. I couldn't chose so there you go. Which one do you like the most?

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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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#12 art christmas calendar: That's one crazy pink bird

acrylic christmas calendar

#12 art christmas calendar: That's one crazy pink bird

Guess I enjoy painting my imaginary birds. I think of a parrot and paint something from within. This time I thought of a flamingo because hey, they're really beautiful! And then I add some. There are plenty of flamingos portraited in different ways. I just enjoyed painting this one, and I hope you enjoy looking at it.

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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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#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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Let’s face it

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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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