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…

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…

Creating Some Consistency

I've done a lot of different digital paintings over the years. Often in series of two or three paintings. But I haven't really found a clear direction I want to move towards. Something that binds them all together, despite their dissimilarities. So I started to think about what I enjoy painting. And what I want…

Rounding Up the Ink

I've had a real hang-up about ink painting lately, which has been a lot of fun. A lot of them didn't go as planned, though, and had to move straight to the bin. But some of them ended up looking rather cool. And here are a few of them: There are a lot of similarities…

Alone

There is something very overwhelming about wild nature. It's so real, yet separate from our lives. A reminder of what we've come from, that is easy to forget.   I've always been impressed by those who spend time alone in the wild. It's something I want to experience myself. To be able to master it's…

A New Name – For the Last Time

As you may – or may not – have noticed, I've given my site a new name. Not any kind of name. My own name. There's no reason keeping it hidden in a corner. I need to own this. And I guess it can't get any more personal than putting in your name in big…

A Long Walk – And a Big Mountain

There is something special about walking along mountains. How overwhelmingly huge, timeless and unshakable they are for us mere mortals. How they've been there for thousands of years, and will be for thousands of years to come. In a way, it's nice to feel how insignificant we are in their presence. A glimps of a…

White Cabin – A Desperate Move

I did an ink painting the other day, that after the wash felt very promising. So I started adding trees and fence posts, and a cabin to round it up. The cabin looked way too crooked, though. So I extended the walls a bit. But then it lost it's form, so I extended the roof…