Gingerbread Coast – Something Sweet

This wasn't supposed to end up like some gingerbread land. Not at all. It was supposed to end up like an authentic sunset sailing. But when the boat ended up looking like a gingerbread cookie, I might as well decorate it with some frosting. Lying there, all capsized on the rocks, it looks like a…

Twisting Trees – The Last One For Now

I've made a lot of these tree drawings lately. So many, actually, that I feel quite done with them. But I had to make a last one. Because I had it pictured all clear in my head. So I set to work, with the aim of just getting it done. No real pleasure about it.…

Coastal Mashup – Something From Everything

This is a digital painting borrowing my favorite subjects from previous digital paintings. A lot of them, as you may see, are boats and ships. Others are mountains, reefs and just a whiff of that retired fisherman. I call it a coastal mashup. It brings up a lot of memories. Both from painting sessions and…

Treescape – Can’t Stop Drawing Them

Trees, trees, trees. I really don't know why I enjoy drawing them so much. But I certainly do. It's monotonous. Time consuming. Brainless work. And maybe that's just it. Something to do to make the brain relax. Stop thinking. Stop sensing. Just moving along down those wavey branches. Like some kind of therapy. Anyway, if…

Sunset Ferry – A Familiar Sight

Here on the Norwegian coast, we have a lot of ferries. Taking our cars, trucks, buses and motorbikes across the fjords. Some are big, with room for a hundred. Some are small, going to almost deserted islands. We all have the opportunity to live where we want in this country. And to have the infrastructur…

Northwest Coast – Or Home

This is a digital painting depicting the Northwest coast of Norway. More specifically, Ålesund. It's the place where I grew up. The mountains are rising steeply from the sea. The boats are sailing by in every direction. The wind is almost always present. And the sounds of the seagulls can be heard both day and…

Early Hours – Sailing in the Sunrise

There is something special about a boat sailing in the rising sunlight. The feeling of a fresh start. New destinations. New possibilities. Or a new day to haul that fish. So that became the theme of this digital painting. I've been trying to get a more authentic look on my digital paintings lately. Get some…

Blue Fog – Something In The Dark

This is a very dark digital painting. There is a clear focal point in the sailing ship. But it's not easy to catch before you look closely. I like how the darkness sets the mood, though. How it looks so quiet. Like the engine and the bow breaking through the water is the only sounds…

Ocean Disco – Five Hours Of Whims

I spent five hours on this digital painting. And I don't have the slightest idea what it is. Maybe I ate some bad mushrooms for dinner.. It's a fun painting, though. So full of life and energy. How we should view the fantastic coastal scenery, and it's pure forces. Like an ocean disco. Inviting us…