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Foam and Friends – Another Ship

I wrote in my last post about how much fun I had painting a ship. One of those old ships, that looks like they've been sailing for years on end. Well, there was no doubt in my mind that I need to paint another one. And I needed to do it straight away. This version…

My Ship – Making Digital Look Less Digital

I've been using Procreate a lot lately, making digital paintings. It's so easy to pick up, when I don't have the motivation to pull out all the supplies I need for physical mediums. A way to keep creating, no matter where you are. Anyway, a lot of my paintings have been made using different types…

Back With a Fan Brush – And a Bit Too Excited

I've been going through my painting equipment lately. Selling what I don't use, to be able to spend more time with what I enjoy most. I knew there was a lot of stuff in the first category, but I have to say that I was amazed. I had loads of brushes, now I have about…

Creating Some Consistency

I've done a lot of different digital paintings over the years. Often in series of two or three paintings. But I haven't really found a clear direction I want to move towards. Something that binds them all together, despite their dissimilarities. So I started to think about what I enjoy painting. And what I want…

Rounding Up the Ink

I've had a real hang-up about ink painting lately, which has been a lot of fun. A lot of them didn't go as planned, though, and had to move straight to the bin. But some of them ended up looking rather cool. And here are a few of them: There are a lot of similarities…

Alone

There is something very overwhelming about wild nature. It's so real, yet separate from our lives. A reminder of what we've come from, that is easy to forget.   I've always been impressed by those who spend time alone in the wild. It's something I want to experience myself. To be able to master it's…

A Bad Day – In a New Way

Just to be clear, I am not having a bad day. But these two are: And the new way I'm referring to in the title, is this papery look I've added to the background. At least I hope that's how it looks to others than myself... I don't think I'll walk much further down this…

Too Vague – But Something Interesting

I like the base work of this painting. But I am really struggling taking it further. I have tried several strategies. Both making the boat darker, to pull it closer. And strengthening the foreground, giving it more vibrant colors and more details. But it just doesn’t look right. So I’ve decided that this is one…

A New Name – For the Last Time

As you may – or may not – have noticed, I've given my site a new name. Not any kind of name. My own name. There's no reason keeping it hidden in a corner. I need to own this. And I guess it can't get any more personal than putting in your name in big…