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…

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.…

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…