So I’ve done a lot of thinking lately.
For the last week or so, I’ve actually kept myself from painting and drawing much.
Why would you do such a thing, you ask?
The answer is that I’ve been running too fast.
So fast that I’ve actually started painting and drawing before I even knew what to draw or paint.
And that has been loads of fun, and a way for me to keep developing my skills and ideas.
But I’ve started to feel lately that I’ve lost my direction.
I couldn’t see where I was heading any longer, or what I wanted to express.
So I stopped painting, and I stopped drawing.
I killed off all my ideas for upcoming paintings or new themes that I wanted to try out.
And I cleared my mind.
For the next few days I started looking over my site.
Looking back at all the paintings I’ve made since I started out six years ago.
How I’ve gradually worked my way through different mediums, different themes, different techniques.
From imitating others to starting to find my own style.
So I kept thinking about it, looking at it, and it just became more and more clear.
What do I have most fun painting?
What is my own style, and not me trying to imitate others?
And which paintings does actually express my feelings, and gives me a sense of «me»?
It is, of course, my coastal paintings.
It just clicked, right there.
So I’ve decided to concentrate on what I think I’ve always really wanted to do:
To try to depict that raw, coastal nature that I love and have grown up with.
The sharp mountains diving straight into the ocean.
The crashing waves roaring as they’re hitting the rocks, leaving a spray of salty droplets on your lips.
The boats lying patiently in the harbour, waiting for the storm to settle.
It’s just feels like a part of me.
So I though about it for a few more days, and my mind did not change.
So I’ve sorted out my galleries.
I’ve updated my site.
It’s some pretty huge changes, but it just feels right.
It feels peaceful.
So, at this point, I know I’m rambling.
And I may not make much sense.
But, to be more precise, I hope to be able to create loads more of this kind of stuff in the future:
And I hope you’ll tag along with me on the way 🙂