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…

Working Around The Colours

To spice it up a bit, I decided to do a couple of those hill drawings using watercolour. So far I’ve done the ink drawings first, adding the watercolour as the last touch. Now, however, I wanted to do it the other way around. I can see now that I should have taken photos before…

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…

Just Trees or Something More?

In my last post I briefly showed off a few new watercolour pieces. Like most of my recent watercolour paintings, they show trees, grass and fence posts, in different shapes and colours. But, is that enough to make you intrigued? Or is it missing something more? Would you have added something? If so, what would…

Rusty Fields

I like these rusty fields. They remind me of autumn. When the weather is a bit colder. And the mind a bit clearer. The skin is hazel brown from the sun. Ready for months of darkness. But with all the light from summer. Will make it until next time. I hope you're doing alright, and…

Something in the Distance

I'm feeling that the "something" in the distance is the main goal of this painting. Maybe it's a cabin, to spend the night. Or maybe it's a ward, showing us the highest point of our journey. Either way, it's a long way to go. But the weather looks nice, so that shouldn't matter. Anyway, I…

After Summer

I've always associated autumn with death and increasingly darker days. It sounds a bit dramatic, but it's not meant that way. The last few years, though, I've slowly changed my mind about autumn. It's not that bad. It's just the natural part of our cyclus. What was green becomes red, and turns into rot. Leaving…

A Cold Spring Day

Tomorrow it's officially summer. Here in Norway, though, we've had snow until late April. Which has made spring quite short. So it's a weird feeling taking off my winter jacket, going almost straight to shorts and t-shirts. Because it's really warm here now. So I thought I would say goodbye to spring with this painting…