A Damp Night – Keeping Up With The Acrylics

After a far too long break, it was a fantastic experience getting back to the acrylics. Without really intending it, I've developed a slightly new style in these new paintings. Something a bit more raw. And that feels very right. I'm very pleased with how this one ended up. The contrasts between the bright orange…

Trolling In The Woods

This digital painting came together pretty randomly. I was playing around with some backgrounds, and suddenly got some patterns that looked like a cliff. Further up, in the right corner, there also seemed to be a clearing with a nice view. Norway has a thing with trolls. They are very much present in childrens stories.…

Faltering Summer – Maybe The Sign Of A Break

I've been drawing a lot of birch trees recently. Or, trees in general, to be honest. This time it's depicting a faltering summer. The warm earth is getting just a bit colder. The green is clinging on to the last leafs. And it's getting ready for winter. I can't help thinking that this might be…

Calming Down The Colours – More Warm Days

In my last post I ended up with a summer scene quite like this. The difference between them, though, is that the last one had stronger, clearer and purer colours. I liked the look of it. But I felt that it could be softened up a bit. Giving the scene a warmer mix. Well, my…

A Glowing Summer – Keeping it Simple

This drawing is quite simple. Yet, I like it very much.  It didn't end up as loose as I wanted. And the colors of the wash are a bit more pure than originally planned. But it's so calm and peaceful. I would really like to go there. Hearing those birds chirping. Maybe feel that dull…

Branching Out

Even though there's a lot of forest left in the world, the trees are growing in an increasingly confined space. More and more are being chopped down, either for usage or removal. It's a sad thought. Which made me think about a new idea for a painting: It's basically trees clinging on to the space…

Dressing Up For Spring

Trees, trees, trees. I hope you like them. Because here's another. And more are coming. This one shows a scene where the birch trees are dressing up for spring. I really enjoy drawing those flowers at the moment, as well. There's something rough about them. At the same time, that makes them more inviting. Not…

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…

A Yellow Glow – But A Bit Too Radioactive

So this would be my best result so far, in my latest series of pen and washes. If it hadn't been for the very disturbing radioactive look. I don't quite know how I ended up with it. I was about to add the color just for the birch trees, and then, suddenly, I'd wiped it…

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…