Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Today I needed to paint with warm colours and ended up working layer by layer in acrylics to get the warm feeling I craved. The base of my thumb turned quite blue and swollen and earlier today everything was difficult to do but it seemed that it improved as soon as the swelling was done and I managed to paint today which I am very very happy about.
I really hope you will enjoy the warm colours and that seeing the painting will be a comfort for those that do not love winter.
Warm Landscape - Straws in Sunset
acrylics on artist panel boards 18x24cm
$ 115 including postage worldwide
I also worked on 4 new ACEOs in the same style. $ 11 incl postage worldwideACEO ATC 24 - Warm Landscape 1
ACEO ATC 27 - Warm Landscape 4
ACEO ATC 26 - Warm Landscape 3
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Yesterday as you can see, I ended up working mainly with blue - again. These are not my favorites but I said in my info at one point that I would post also the ones I was not that happy about. Someitmes viewers agree sometimes they totally disagree. An artist frined of mine called the cards folk art. Me I think of them as being of a naivistic style. You'll just have to make up your own mind about them :-)
Silhuette of Bird in Blue
oil on canvas panel 18x24cm
$50 incl postage
Each of the cards are $10 + postage
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I also added this one which I pained Thursday.
They all turned out incredible well and I'll say something I usually find hard to say about my work. These cards I'll be proud to put in a toploader and an envelope after they dry and send them out into the big world.
This Blue Moon Seascape ACEO sold Sunday 11th of Febr. on ebay.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Tonight I have been playing with miniature painting and since we are getting nearer to Valentines day I thought I would play around painting Pink and red roses or flowers. Here are 4 of the five I made.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
These days the weather is very cold here so I thought a cold wintery scene would be nice.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
This is a painting I did as a study of how different birds fly and hold their wings when flying. I got a lovely reference photo my friends Tony Close had taken which had a wonderful dynamic bird. I hope you like it. At present I have about 25 bird books laying around open of different pages.
Seagull Flying Down Towards Beach
acrylics on canvas on wedged frame 25x30cm,
painted on the sides and ready to hang
$ 100 all included
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I always love to see step by step myself so i thought I would show others this one. This hedgehog was made by applying many layers, one on top of the other to try to create the feeling of muliti layer prickly fur. I iwll show you only three steps here. The very first step is to get an idea which I got from Lori Leidig this time. Her photo was of an African hedgehog I think. The I started studying images of hedgehogs through books and goggle. This phase is often very time consuming and LOL i sometimes wonder what the librarian think when I arrive at his desk with 12 bird books or something like that just to return for 7 books about cats the next week.
The reason I use many many images and many many books is that I want to get the charachteristics and at the same time avoid as much similarity to any photo as possible. I am fortunate to have lots of lovely friends online which freely allow me to use their photos as inspiration or reference too. You are all great and I really appreciate it. These things are very important because I try my very best to avoid breaking any copyright.
Since hedgehogs in Norway are usually seen in the grass in the garden any hedgehog in grass photo will be similar to all other photos of hedgehogs in a garden and also any painting of the same topic, so with this painting almost all photographers could say that my work is similar to theirs. But by using many, many images I can safely say that I have only used idea: in grass which is the choice of the hedgehogs and the anatomy which is God or nature's copyright :-).
I hope you'll enjoy it. You can see that I had to change eye placement and shape of the snout because it was wrong in step 2.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Another one in my Blue Winter series. There probably will be quite a few because there is something about the combination of blue tones together with white that I think I will need a long time to be finih\shed exploring. I hope you like it.
Goose Flying over Water
oil on preprimed canvas panel 18x24 cm
Thursday, January 18, 2007
And for your notice (as my son said I needed to say that June) - this is a BOTTLE being dizzy. For some strange reason the middle aged ladies there went bananas and they did NOT see a bottle.
As you probably have noticed, I am in a blue period thus the blue background. This one I painted last weekend. My mum has this in second place at the moment as her favourite after "Abstract Blue landscape" which she fell for.
Trees on Blue background,
oil on preprimed canvas panel board 18x24cm
Prize: $110 /710 Nkr incl packing and postage
Sometimes I have to wait a day ro two to post simply because I need proper daylight to get decent photos of my work. Very annoying sometimes late at night when I have been working and lost track of time and when I really want to post a work but can't get the photo right. I have been painting two more landscapes in the Blue Winter series too (no 10+11). I'll post at least one tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
And this should conclude the squirrels for a while.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Another squirrel a bit different body and tail posture. I still go for a watercolour effect with the acryllics in the background.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
hi again. I have been struggling with this one to get it as I wanted all day. I wanted a watercolour washed out effect in the background but changed my mind several times as to how it should be - how washed out etc. Anyway. I hope you like it.
I'll probably try to make a couple of squirrels more to explore different postures of its tail and similar.
Squirrel on Branch,
acrylics on canvas on wedged frame 25x30cm
Prize: $120 /770Nkr incl handling and postage
Friday, January 12, 2007
Blue Forest Floor, acrylics on canvas board 25x30cm
Prize: $120 /770Nkr incl. postage>
Felt like a small break from landscapes but not from my lovely blue colours. Now I look so much forward to a weekend totally dedicated to painting from earlyy morning untill far into the night.
Blue Abstract Landscape
Oil on preprimed artist canvas panel boards 18x24 cm
Prize: $100 /650Nkr incl postage
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I really need to get a tutor in how to get the photos better. This painting is one of my best and has a nice calm mood and the refelcitons in the water was meditation for me to make and later to watch.
This is part of the image that met me when I walked from my car towards my door after work today. Due to climatic changes today was the first time this winter that the trees has been properly covered in a layer of snow.
I just had to take some photos and paing a few snow covered trees. Naturally nature is a better artist than me but I enjoyed painting it and that is the most important thing for me. I am not 100 % satisfied with it so I might try another one soon. Now I only look forward to the weekend because then I'm going to paint from morning untill late every day :-)))
Blue Winter series 7 - Trees Outside my Door
Oil on artist canvas panel boards 18x24cm.
SOLD and is now in art collection in Atens, Greece