Into the mountains

A painting that originally were supposed to be looking onto a big field of grass, with the big mountain in the back. But as I went along it did not look like it was going to turn out good at all. The solution soon became the color black, helping me making the whole canvas turn…

Purple stream

An afternoon used painting what I wanted to look like a pretty realistic and natural streamside. After googling around, I saw this painting with a hazy purple background, and got inspired to try it out. I also wanted to paint a stream with a lot of reflections, making it as realistic as possible. So this…

Out of blue..

Since I ran out of blue paint a while ago, but still wanted to paint some water, I tried painting a sunset lake today. I used about four or five hours painting it, spending a lot of time trying to make the dilapidated dock look good. It went so-and-so. I may also have missed quite…

People!

Today, for the first time in a long while (second time ever) I tried painting some people into a picture. I was really nervous beforehand, afraid I was going to mess up a whole afternoons work. Before i started, the painting looked like this: At this point I had used about three hours painting a…

Another guy in a suit

I dont really know why, but I always seem to end up drawing middle aged men when im sketching. Or at least during my recent sessions. So this time I naturally ended up drawing the fresh prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith. I´m quite happy with it, but I think it´s time to start drawing some…

Playing with depth

The plan was to paint a reef under clear water, playing with underwater shapes and colors. But as the painting progressed I realized that this one would not have a good enough technique nor detail level that this kind of painting needs. It´s also really challenging mixing up the paint the right way, so i…

It´s getting kind of obsessive

I´ve really gotten into painting seascapes lately, so again I could not stay away from another attempt at it. I don´t know what it is about it, but i just feel very calm while doing it. I can actually hear the waves smashing against the rocks in my head, and the seagulls squeaking down through…

A go at De Niro and Gandalf the Grey

Since i´ve done a lot of painting lately, I picked up my sketching kit today and had a go at one of my favorite actors, Robert De Niro. If you look past the slight... misplacement of the right eye, I thought it went rather well. I also had a try at the great Ian McKellen,…

Don´t need much

After painting this picture today, I was fascinated by how few tools you actually need to paint a decent painting. Without blowing my own horn to much, I thought this was my best painting yet. When i say few tools, I´m talking about both brushes, palette knifes and paint. The whole picture is painted with…

The process

After a bad series of paintings lately, I feel that i´m finally back on track in the sense of seeing some improvement. I have often, recently, regretted not taking pictures during the process though, because I often feel that the paintings looked better before I did the last finishing touches to them. It would then…