Scraping out a Landscape

It takes its toll on the paper if I get too eager. But using the palette knife to scrape out a landscape in a watercolour painting is great fun. In this one, I used it both for adding trees, fence posts and tufts of grass. The splatters of paint was initially an accident, though. But…

Would You Walk?

It got kind of scary, this scenery. Like a halloween night, or something. I guess it's because of the colours. And the way the trees ended up a bit spooky looking. But is it too scary for you? Would you walk, or would you turn around? 🙂 I hope you're doing alright, and that you're…

Squiggly Waves

I'm currently in the process of using palette knives for depicting waves. Basically by adding a wash, and then gently scraping the paint off to give the impression of foam. When it works out, I think it looks great. But it's hard to get it right in a whole painting. And I only get one…

In the Background

I'm not letting go of these landscape scenes quite yet, as they are a huge part of the coastal nature I'm trying to depict. It's easy to just think about the ocean, the waves and the rocks when visualizing the coast. But if you turn around there's grass, scattered trees and lush mountains as well.…

I Don’t Know What This Is – But It Felt Nice Painting It

One of the great things I've experienced, as a result of having painted for several years, is how painting evolves from being a hobby to something that just becomes a part of you. It sounds a bit cheesy, I know, but the ability to paint just for fun is something that I've just recently started…

Finished Series – All About the Palette Knife

This is my latest watercolour series, finished and showed off all together. I've done the washes using a brush, but everything else is done using a palette knife. I think the rough features of the palette knife really appeals to me. It suits the look of that raw nature along the coast. It just feels…

Raining Yellow

I like how these subtle paintings turned out. The fact that you have to take a closer look to see the details. It's something a bit new to me. As I've always appreciated strong colours in a painting. There is one strong colour in the painting, though. Which was not added there intentionally. The yellow…

A Windy Day

My last post depicted a crisp morning in the mountains. Down by the ocean, however, it's clearly a windy day. The kind of day where the seagulls don't have to use a single wingbeat. They just float steady in the air, making small adjustments for all the gusts of wind. Below them the waves come…

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…