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Glowing Grass – The First Pleasing Result

If you haven't read my previous posts, I'm currently in an all-consuming process of drawing birch trees. I just haven't realized how wonderful they actually look, and how they stand out in any forest scenery. So I've been drawing them up with an added wash of watercolor, which I've found very enjoyable. The first piece…

A Bit Closer – But Not There Yet

In my last post I tried out something new. A pen and wash, which took a step closer, literally, to nature. Before, I've done some pen and washes of hill sides. Filling them in with people, animals, bushes, birds and cabins. Now I wanted to put all the attention towards nature itself, in it's purest…

Getting A Bit Closer – Something To Build On

I've been enjoying that ink and watercolor combination before. But I've often used it to highlight some small features in a drawing, like a hut or people hiking in the landscape. This time I wanted a return to this lovely combination of mediums, but taking it a bit closer. Walking deeper into the woods. And…

A Fragile Forest – Something Whimsical

Nature is being pushed further and further back due to our ever lasting expansion. What goes out may never again come back. It’s all so fragile. Which became the inspiration of this painting. A fragile forest ever threatened by the expanding city. It all looks a bit whimsical. More than I planned. I mean, why…

Just Having Some Fun

I don't know why I always end up drawing these childish drawings when I draw just for fun. I never had much confidence when it came to drawing as a kid. Maybe this is my way of getting some of that energy out. Anyway, it surely is a gathering of stuff I like to draw…

Working Around The Colours

To spice it up a bit, I decided to do a couple of those hill drawings using watercolour. So far I’ve done the ink drawings first, adding the watercolour as the last touch. Now, however, I wanted to do it the other way around. I can see now that I should have taken photos before…

Heading Up Again – All For The Fun

I’ve been missing these mountain sketches. More than I thought I did, really. I think I find them a bit childish. Not serious enough for me, if you will. Like I should be painting cool, deep, abstract paintings with loads of suppressed emotion in them. Something to look at, finding great meaning. I guess that’s…