Rounding Up the Ink

I've had a real hang-up about ink painting lately, which has been a lot of fun. A lot of them didn't go as planned, though, and had to move straight to the bin. But some of them ended up looking rather cool. And here are a few of them: There are a lot of similarities…

Alone

There is something very overwhelming about wild nature. It's so real, yet separate from our lives. A reminder of what we've come from, that is easy to forget.   I've always been impressed by those who spend time alone in the wild. It's something I want to experience myself. To be able to master it's…

A New Name – For the Last Time

As you may – or may not – have noticed, I've given my site a new name. Not any kind of name. My own name. There's no reason keeping it hidden in a corner. I need to own this. And I guess it can't get any more personal than putting in your name in big…

A Long Walk – And a Big Mountain

There is something special about walking along mountains. How overwhelmingly huge, timeless and unshakable they are for us mere mortals. How they've been there for thousands of years, and will be for thousands of years to come. In a way, it's nice to feel how insignificant we are in their presence. A glimps of a…

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…

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…