Back With a Fan Brush – And a Bit Too Excited

I've been going through my painting equipment lately. Selling what I don't use, to be able to spend more time with what I enjoy most. I knew there was a lot of stuff in the first category, but I have to say that I was amazed. I had loads of brushes, now I have about…

Just Trees or Something More?

In my last post I briefly showed off a few new watercolour pieces. Like most of my recent watercolour paintings, they show trees, grass and fence posts, in different shapes and colours. But, is that enough to make you intrigued? Or is it missing something more? Would you have added something? If so, what would…

Rusty Fields

I like these rusty fields. They remind me of autumn. When the weather is a bit colder. And the mind a bit clearer. The skin is hazel brown from the sun. Ready for months of darkness. But with all the light from summer. Will make it until next time. I hope you're doing alright, and…

After Summer

I've always associated autumn with death and increasingly darker days. It sounds a bit dramatic, but it's not meant that way. The last few years, though, I've slowly changed my mind about autumn. It's not that bad. It's just the natural part of our cyclus. What was green becomes red, and turns into rot. Leaving…

Walking in Steep Mountains – A Second Attempt

This is actually a second attempt of the painting I published in my last post. I liked the colours and the composition in the first painting. But I felt that it lacked some sort of mood. It just looked kind of mechanic, in a weird way. So I wanted to paint the same scenery. But…

Cool Water – And the Thought of Having a Swim

I like how rough this painting turned out. At the same time, the colours look kind of fresh. At least that's what I hope. Again, I've used a palette knife to make some icy mountains. When added a crisp blue for the ocean, I get a chilly feeling while looking at it. Like the feeling…

Birds Flying High

On the island where my grandparents live, Runde on the West Coast of Norway, there is a famous nesting cliff. The cliff looks straight out into the Atlantic Ocean, and houses species like puffins, northern gannets and northern fulmars. The island also houses a good amount of white-tailed eagles. There are two ways to get…

Spring Evening

The sun is shining into the evening hours nowadays. And, even though there are showers of snow now and then, the feel of summer is really creeping in. Just seeing the colour of fresh grass is a sight for sore eyes. Even being awakened in the early morning hours by squeaking seagulls. I think these…