An Old Discovery

I've had a period lately, where I've been taking the time to have a look back. For six years now I've been so obsessed about creating new pieces, that I've never taken the time to slow down and actually LOOK at what I've made. So, having quite the time going through my old paintings in…

Breaking the Rocks

My first oil painting since January 2019. How nice to enjoy that great smell of (water soluble) oil paint again! Breaking the Rocks The painting is kind of a sequel of this painting, from 2018: I think the 2018 version is the best one, mostly because of the darker colours mixed into it. But I…

Framing an Old Favourite

About two years ago, I painted this palette knife painting during one of my sessions: Since then it has been lying around at home, a bit forgotten and unattended. I really like this painting, though. So when I recently bought a few wooden frames for future paintings, I decided that there was an old one…

An abstract mountain range

As I had a canvas laying around, painted over by a base coat of turquoise blue, I decided to do a quick painting. The base coat was dry, so I basically just picked up a palette knife, some ivory black and startet "scraping" in some mountain sides. This being done, I used some turquoise blue,…

A bird and a boat

I've had a lot of fun lately trying to paint living motives like people or animals. Both elephants, flamingos, woman and children have been brought to life, with varying luck. There's one more motive I've really been keen to try out, though; A bird. I've been wanting to paint a big bird, like an eagle…

A Stormy Shore

I've really been into abstract painting lately. Maybe it's because it feels a bit more free than the detail work of a landscape painting. Or the fact that a lot of times it ends up looking quite a bit better as well. To my great frustration it often seems to be the paintings I spend…

Getting back the colours

It's been a while since I picked up the whole range of paint tubes, making out something which is able to stand out all on it's own. I've done some colourful paintings before, like these two: I was quite pleased with both of them, so it was a scary thought to try and make something…

Speed painting tuesday

As I bought new canvases last week, I decided to pick up some additional small ones (about 12cm x 12cm) to try out some speed painting. I've noticed, to my slight frustration, that I usually need at least four hours per session to be able to finish a painting for each sit down. And, as I…

A palette knife palm tree

Spring is approaching, so what could be better than the attempt of painting a warm and windy palm tree? I’ve been trying to paint palm trees earlier, but just couldn’t find a good technique to get the leaves right. In this attempt, I wanted to see if using a palette knife could make the result…

First go at northern lights

After painting some snowy pines last week, I ended up feeling like there was something missing in the skyline. It may have been some stars or a big moon, but i felt that, beeing a painting of a cold nordic landscape, it would be an ideal opportunity to try and paint some northern lights. I've…