Breathing – Back To The Coast

I've spent a lot of time in the forest lately. Drawing those lovely birch trees. Now, however, I wanted to get away for a bit. Heading towards the ocean. The ink pen has been substituted with a digital one. And it managed to fulfill my craving for some fresh, coastal air. The scenery is inspired…

Branching Out

Even though there's a lot of forest left in the world, the trees are growing in an increasingly confined space. More and more are being chopped down, either for usage or removal. It's a sad thought. Which made me think about a new idea for a painting: It's basically trees clinging on to the space…

Another Summer Day

I had so much fun drawing a summer scene in my last post. So I couldn't resist doing it just one more time. Most of the features from the last drawing are still there. The trees. The flowers. The bushes. The selective coloring, which I think makes it just a bit more interesting. I have…

Dressing Up For Spring

Trees, trees, trees. I hope you like them. Because here's another. And more are coming. This one shows a scene where the birch trees are dressing up for spring. I really enjoy drawing those flowers at the moment, as well. There's something rough about them. At the same time, that makes them more inviting. Not…

Taking the Birch Trees Into the Screen

I've done a lot of ink drawings depicting birch trees lately. I really enjoy that pen on paper feeling, working hard to keep the style loose. However, I was wondering if this style would work if trying to convey it to the screen. More precisely, by drawing them on my ipad. Well, there's only one…

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…

How It Was

I read in the newspaper the other day, about a village of cabins being established in an important area for wild reindeer. It was in Hardanger, in Western Norway, and will occupy 450 decare of the reindeers territory. This is part of an increasing trend, globally, where we humans destroy untouched nature to fill our…

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…