Winter Night – My First Polar Bear!

There is a myth here in Norway, that tourists come to us expecting to see polar bears walking around in the streets. I assume the myth is quite exaggerated, but it's a fun one. We don't have polar bears on the mainland, to be clear, but you can find them on the island Svalbard. Needless…

Foam and Friends – Another Ship

I wrote in my last post about how much fun I had painting a ship. One of those old ships, that looks like they've been sailing for years on end. Well, there was no doubt in my mind that I need to paint another one. And I needed to do it straight away. This version…

My Ship – Making Digital Look Less Digital

I've been using Procreate a lot lately, making digital paintings. It's so easy to pick up, when I don't have the motivation to pull out all the supplies I need for physical mediums. A way to keep creating, no matter where you are. Anyway, a lot of my paintings have been made using different types…

A Bad Day – In a New Way

Just to be clear, I am not having a bad day. But these two are: And the new way I'm referring to in the title, is this papery look I've added to the background. At least I hope that's how it looks to others than myself... I don't think I'll walk much further down this…

Too Vague – But Something Interesting

I like the base work of this painting. But I am really struggling taking it further. I have tried several strategies. Both making the boat darker, to pull it closer. And strengthening the foreground, giving it more vibrant colors and more details. But it just doesn’t look right. So I’ve decided that this is one…

A Thousand Eyes – A Digital Painting

There's something about lights in the dark. Especially those lights coming from windows or camp sights, indicating human presence. For some it means savior. For others it means threat. Possibilities or hindrance.   For me, it has often meant the last. But I'll try to have a change of mind. I hope you're having a…

Summer Warmth – A Digital Painting

This is a painting that slowly came together as I went. I had no plan for what I wanted to paint, or how I wanted to do it. I did, though, have an urge to try out some new tools and brushes from my digital program. So this is a mix of both gouache, oil,…

Crossing Norway – In The Narrowest Part

I haven't posted much in the last few weeks. The reason being that I’ve been lucky enough to walk across Norway. Before you get too impressed, though, I should mention that the crossing happened in width, not in length. And it happened in a narrow part of Norway, between Stjørdal and Sweden. But, nevertheless, we…

Puffins

My grandmother loves puffins. The island where my grandparents live, Runde in Western Norway, is famous for being one of their main nesting sites in the country. Having visited the island a lot through my childhood, the puffins has a special place in my heart as well. Not because of my interest in birds. But…