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…

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 Painting With Few Words

I'm a bit lost for words today. Not because I'm surprised, angry, sad or excited. They are just missing, in an empty kind of feeling. Not empty in a bad way. Just empty. I still want to post a painting, though. A painting that doesn't need too many words. Just a painting that is what…

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…

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…

Something in the Distance

I'm feeling that the "something" in the distance is the main goal of this painting. Maybe it's a cabin, to spend the night. Or maybe it's a ward, showing us the highest point of our journey. Either way, it's a long way to go. But the weather looks nice, so that shouldn't matter. Anyway, I…

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…