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Fresh Air – Ventilating The Digital Pen

I've been painting a lot on my ipad lately.  Mainly because there has been a lot going on, and I haven't found the energy to get all my physical equipment out. But it will get out of those shelves soon enough, I'm sure. In the meantime, though, I've been letting my digital pen out for…

A Doodle While Deciding

Remember those days when you were down at the beach as a kid? Picking up a stick, starting to draw stuff in the sand. Then you realized you'd made the drawing to close to the water. The tide ominously reaching towards it. Before, inevitably, it washed it all away. This digital painting/drawing is just like…

Looking Back To Where It Started

To get a clear view of where you are, you need to know where you started. At least I guess that's true. Well, I was browsing through my media library on wordpress the other day. And suddenly I'd reached the bottom. Not in the depressing way it might sound like.. The bottom being my first…

A Last Meal – The Result of No Plan

This is the result of a digital painting I started on, having no clue about what I wanted to paint. It started, like it often has recently, by painting some waves and a ship. But it just didn't feel right. And it didn't look right either. So I went in another direction. The mast of…

That Way – Another One of Those Sailing Ships

I've been painting a lot of old sailing ships lately. It has just been too fun to stop. So here is another one, being led the way by one of those old, rough seabirds. Now, however, I feel that I've produced all my sailing ship ambitions for a while. So there might just be a…

A Painting With Few Words

I'm a bit lost for words today. Not because I'm surprised, angry, sad or excited. They are just missing, in an empty kind of feeling. Not empty in a bad way. Just empty. I still want to post a painting, though. A painting that doesn't need too many words. Just a painting that is what…

Something – But I Don’t Know What

This is a watercolour painting that looks a bit messy. Or maybe it just looks a bit creepy. Or maybe both. Are there some cool features in there as well? I don't know. I can't decide. In my mind, it looks like a scary path on a dark autumn night. A place where I would…

Still Fishing

Still Fishing – The Freedom of Not Selling, For Someone Who Doesn’t Sell

This digital painting was made without the following thoughts in mind. But when I looked at it afterwards, I felt that it resonated with them. And the thought is, more precisely, how good it is to have taken a step back. A step to where I actually belong at the moment. A lot of fleeting…

Winter Night – My First Polar Bear!

There is a myth here in Norway, that tourists come to us expecting to see polar bears walking around in the streets. I assume the myth is quite exaggerated, but it's a fun one. We don't have polar bears on the mainland, to be clear, but you can find them on the island Svalbard. Needless…

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…