These Little Pieces

It's been a while since I've painted these little pieces. So it was time for another one. Out of training, it didn't turn out that well. I'll need to get back into it. But this wasn't about the result. Just getting it done. So I can do it again. I hope you like it, and…

Faltering Summer – Maybe The Sign Of A Break

I've been drawing a lot of birch trees recently. Or, trees in general, to be honest. This time it's depicting a faltering summer. The warm earth is getting just a bit colder. The green is clinging on to the last leafs. And it's getting ready for winter. I can't help thinking that this might be…

Calming Down The Colours – More Warm Days

In my last post I ended up with a summer scene quite like this. The difference between them, though, is that the last one had stronger, clearer and purer colours. I liked the look of it. But I felt that it could be softened up a bit. Giving the scene a warmer mix. Well, my…

A Glowing Summer – Keeping it Simple

This drawing is quite simple. Yet, I like it very much.  It didn't end up as loose as I wanted. And the colors of the wash are a bit more pure than originally planned. But it's so calm and peaceful. I would really like to go there. Hearing those birds chirping. Maybe feel that dull…

Focusing Real Hard On That Loose Style

I was quite happy with my last attempt at some birch trees, adding a little wash to the finished ink drawing. It was done in such a loose style, like I've always tried to manage. This time, though, it ended up much less satisfactory. The drawing itself is not that bad. But the wash is.…

Shield Your Eyes – They Might Burn

Well, I didn't do a terrific job with the photo of this painting, to say it mildly. I tried to make the background as bright as possible using photoshop. But, as you can see, that made the colors kind of neon strong. So, it might be a good idea squinting at this one. So your…

Finally Happy With A Birch Tree

At last, after several attempts, I feel that I got on paper what I pictured in my head. After drawing birch tree after birch tree, doing wash after wash, this ended up just the way I wanted it. Warm colors, but still raw nature: I could have done a more detailed wash on the birch…

A Yellow Glow – But A Bit Too Radioactive

So this would be my best result so far, in my latest series of pen and washes. If it hadn't been for the very disturbing radioactive look. I don't quite know how I ended up with it. I was about to add the color just for the birch trees, and then, suddenly, I'd wiped it…

Glowing Grass – The First Pleasing Result

If you haven't read my previous posts, I'm currently in an all-consuming process of drawing birch trees. I just haven't realized how wonderful they actually look, and how they stand out in any forest scenery. So I've been drawing them up with an added wash of watercolor, which I've found very enjoyable. The first piece…

A Bit Closer – But Not There Yet

In my last post I tried out something new. A pen and wash, which took a step closer, literally, to nature. Before, I've done some pen and washes of hill sides. Filling them in with people, animals, bushes, birds and cabins. Now I wanted to put all the attention towards nature itself, in it's purest…