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Black Waves – Something From the Ocean

I've been painting a lot of mountains and landscapes with my ink paintings. So I felt it was time to head over to the ocean. I wanted to make some waves. Some rocks. And some movement. I was a bit unsure about how I wanted to get there. So I just started adding a wash,…

White Cabin – A Desperate Move

I did an ink painting the other day, that after the wash felt very promising. So I started adding trees and fence posts, and a cabin to round it up. The cabin looked way too crooked, though. So I extended the walls a bit. But then it lost it's form, so I extended the roof…

Raw Mountain – Letting the Ink Work

This is, in my opinion, my best ink painting yet. Simply because of the way the distant mountain looks against the grey sky. Very untouched, both by brushes and in perception. I also like how the trees turned out. The cabins and the foreground could be better. But who cares, I'm going to focus on…

The Splash – Keeping it Up with Ink Paintings

I must admit that I'm kind of obsessed with ink paintings at the moment. I just love how raw they look. How fantastically hard they are to control. And how you have to keep working on those contrasts to make it work. What's not to like, right?   Anyway, in my process of learning I…

Just Trees or Something More?

In my last post I briefly showed off a few new watercolour pieces. Like most of my recent watercolour paintings, they show trees, grass and fence posts, in different shapes and colours. But, is that enough to make you intrigued? Or is it missing something more? Would you have added something? If so, what would…

Another Ink Painting

I think I'm starting to get the hang of these ink paintings now. Even though they sure are tricky to control. Just a few seconds of untouched ink makes a severe impression on the paper. So I definitely need to work fast. Some mistakes turn out to be good ones, though. Others I have to…

Painting With Ink – How Strange and Fun!

How strange and exciting it was trying to paint with ink for the first time. I was a bit unsure about how manageable it would be to get a good result. And, compared to watercolours, it was definitely a more chaotic process trying to control all that ink floating around. But here they are, my…

A Thousand Eyes – A Digital Painting

There's something about lights in the dark. Especially those lights coming from windows or camp sights, indicating human presence. For some it means savior. For others it means threat. Possibilities or hindrance.   For me, it has often meant the last. But I'll try to have a change of mind. I hope you're having a…

Summer Warmth – A Digital Painting

This is a painting that slowly came together as I went. I had no plan for what I wanted to paint, or how I wanted to do it. I did, though, have an urge to try out some new tools and brushes from my digital program. So this is a mix of both gouache, oil,…