Monday, August 31, 2009
ink and watercolours on paper
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
My first day in Ayr this summer was wonderful. Beautiful weater and some of the best hours with real sun I had.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Today's painting is made by me enjoying fooling around with paint making whimsical animals. As a teacher one of my most important tasks is to encourage and support. This is one of the things we tried to show the parents at tonight's Parentsmeeting.
My whimsical bird of course then had to have its beak up.
watercolours and ink on paper
This morning I had to teach arts as a substitute teacher. They were supposed to make and decorate a simple folder in A3 size to put drawings and paintings in later this year. This (see below) is the cover of the one I made demonstrating for the students. Several started just scribbling so I decided to show them that playing around a bit with a wet towel dipped in watercolours and an ink pen not caring about making each part realistic also could make interesting and expressive images.
While in Ireland I visited IMMA The Irish Museum of Modern art where among other displays The American artist Terrt Winters had lots of his works displayed. http://www.imma.ie/en/page_200868.htmThat inspired me because he seemed so free from most conventions and seemed from his work just to be following his muse and experimenting with whatever topic or style he wanted. Most of what I saw was his experimenting with shapes and curves. One of his big acrylics where he had been playing with the shapes of eyes had those kind of lumps that paint cans get at the edges where it dries. He had not removed those while painting and also his charcoal/graphite drawings had the fingerprints not removed. http://www.spanierman.com/thumbnails.php?album=2809
In short he seemd to have been exploring and not making excuses and tidying up. I too often torment myself with my feelings that things should be neat and tidy so I do need to see examples of known artists that dare to just express what they want to express and not bothering to make everything right or tidy.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
One problem I am facing these days is that I am painting late and thus photographing late as well which causes some reflections and also that the flash makes the texture of the canvas show clearer than when you see it only through eyes. I guess I need to become a big ahead in my painting so that I have time to take better photographs in natural light
Coast up North II,
acrylics on canvas panel
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Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
While visiting Nother Norway this summer I took thousands of reference photos along the way. These two sketches is done from the view travelling by car from Bodø til Misvær
Friday, August 21, 2009
Quite a bit over the last months I've been fighting feelings of low self esteem and worrying and wondering about where my painting would go in the future. Today's painting is a try to visually show some of that kind of confusion in thoughts.
Lost in Blue Thoughts, book cover illustration
acrylics on acrylics paper
Today at school we had a lecture by a very special person, Cato Zahl Pedersen, who is a multiple times olympic winner as well as a mount Everest climber and a traveller to the South Pole.
What is most amazing is that he has done all of this even though he lost both his arms whenj he was 14 years old.
He is a major inspiration to so many. He had a fun way of telling the students that he read IMPOSSIBLE as I'm possible.
Some images from his own home page
There is a big rehabilitation senter named after him
Odd Nerdrum, a famous painter, especially in Norway and the US has painted his nude portrait making him belong to a very celebert company. The painting is worth at least a million Norwegian kroner
Yesterday 9A and 9B with 3 of their teachers - me being one of them - packed theis ruchsacks, sausages, one time grills, fishing rods etc and went out in nature walking. Here are a couple of the photos I took. Due to me not wanting to show my students faces close up without each's permission I have picked most of the photos without persons in it or showing their backs.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
It is lovely both to meet my own class and the new students. This first week is hectic but also it is very nice to be back because I love my work as a teacher and my students. At the same time I have began watching some of the photos I took during my holidays. Today's painting is inspired by a reference photo taken at Arran Island, Scotland one evening.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Labels: Trine Meyer Vogsland
Sunday, August 16, 2009
My daughter is moving to a bedsit closer to her college so today we mowed the last things from her flat and washed it down. Afterwards we went out together for dinner ot celebrate our work. Weather home was beautiful and here are 3 photos showing you that. Unfortunately this means that I did not find time to paint today either. Crossing fingers that tomorrow will be a day filled with me painting.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Today I will share with you some photos I took a couple of days ago on another sunny day. These late summer weed flowers are so popular with all kinds of insects that I feel bad mowing the lawn. (nodp)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Will be back to posting daily again from tomorrow on. Please excuse my absence lately.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Today as well as yesterday has been mainly spent catching up on rest and sleep. My holidays has been very special and interesting and filled with so many impressions that strangely enough I did not feel filled up but emptied out. Tomorrow I will start sorting through photos and memories and hopefully start using some of the lovely landscape photos I have taken as referance photos for paintings.
Monday, August 03, 2009
First I got a lift by car into Belfast where I joined a Double decker Tourbus and went around Belfast for 1,5hours. Then I went back to Lindsey's by bus from where I finalized my packing and took
for the plane