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…

Scraping out a Landscape

It takes its toll on the paper if I get too eager. But using the palette knife to scrape out a landscape in a watercolour painting is great fun. In this one, I used it both for adding trees, fence posts and tufts of grass. The splatters of paint was initially an accident, though. But…

Would You Walk?

It got kind of scary, this scenery. Like a halloween night, or something. I guess it's because of the colours. And the way the trees ended up a bit spooky looking. But is it too scary for you? Would you walk, or would you turn around? 🙂 I hope you're doing alright, and that you're…

Squiggly Waves

I'm currently in the process of using palette knives for depicting waves. Basically by adding a wash, and then gently scraping the paint off to give the impression of foam. When it works out, I think it looks great. But it's hard to get it right in a whole painting. And I only get one…