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 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,…

Crossing Norway – In The Narrowest Part

I haven't posted much in the last few weeks. The reason being that I’ve been lucky enough to walk across Norway. Before you get too impressed, though, I should mention that the crossing happened in width, not in length. And it happened in a narrow part of Norway, between Stjørdal and Sweden. But, nevertheless, we…

Puffins

My grandmother loves puffins. The island where my grandparents live, Runde in Western Norway, is famous for being one of their main nesting sites in the country. Having visited the island a lot through my childhood, the puffins has a special place in my heart as well. Not because of my interest in birds. But…

Last Stop – Letting the Pen Out

I've been missing my sketching sessions a lot lately. I haven't found room for them after redirecting my attention towards the coastal nature. My sketches has always involved busy streets or more urban features. But, if I want to have room for my sketching again, I simply need to make one. So I thought about…

Searching the Sea

It's fascinating watching the coastal birds surveilling the sea. Flying close to it's surface. Sometimes moving simultaneously with the waves. Waiting. Watching. Then striking. Just a second with it's feet below water. Then heading straight towards the cliffs to devour the meal. Not enjoying the wonderful view. But being a part of it.