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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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#24 art christmas calendar: Showing up

christmas calendar oil show

#24 art christmas calendar: Showing up

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.

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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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#9 art christmas calendar: Why the blue face?

christmas calendar oil

#9 art christmas calendar: Why the blue face?

Exploring blue tones in oil. And having fun with the sweater, or maybe rather the neck collar thingie.  Painted on a special paper from a paper factory in Piteå. It’s not really for painting, but I like it.   

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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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The cucumber sweater came in style

cucumber oil portrait

The cucumber sweater came in style

Exploring ways to paint people using oil colours on a piece of amazing floor paper. Yes, amazing, and it’s just not any kind of paper, you have to know a guy who knows a guy to get your hands on a roll.

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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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Love to hate an oil painting gone wrong

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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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Watching wet paint dry

oil original art painting

Watching wet paint dry

I got to admit I love painting with oil. Something happens with my painting and I kind of like how I bring my painting game to this medium.  This piece is drying up and will turn up in the shop section when dry and signed. That gives me a couple of days to come up with a name :) Oil painting time lapse

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Oil painting time lapse

oil painting timelapse video

Oil painting time lapse

The making of an oil painting. See how the artist works with colours, brush and knife to create her paintings.

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