Monday, July 21, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Today my daughter visited and I was reminded about the joys of motherhood. We had a baptism in the family this weekend so children are very much on our minds nowadays.
Big Mama, watercolour on paper 20x29cm $75 free s&h
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Today is my birthday and I have now 365 days to Complete the "Things to do before I am 50"-list that I have not even written LOL. Even though I might not want to do rafting or jump in a parachute I am trying to broaden my horizen regularly. I try to make the best of the life and the days I have been given.
Saturday, July 05, 2014
These days many have started their holidays. To their shock and shame they do not feel happy, in fact they feel quite depressed. Around them everyone seems to be having the time of their life. Trying to get in the mood we visit the shops to get a New outfit on the body that we did not manage to get as thin or as fit as we planned. The changing rooms have only one Message: We are not god enough.
The effect I wanted was one of more smilar to monoprint although this is painted. This was an experimental work and therefore not for sale.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Lately there is a big discussion here in Norway about how we view ourselves. Many of us feel that we have become much much to self centered and egoistic, especially when it comes to how little we do to help Syrian refugees. The Norwegian flag is in Red, white and blue and have been very much celebrated since we have had a 200 year old constitution this year.
Nonchalance in RWB, acrylics on paper 21x30cm $100 free s&h worldwide
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Unfortunately life is a heavy burden for many people whether it is due to practical, economical, political reasons or Health, depressions or worries. Today my thoughts og out to all that struggle with their burdens. May life give them a nice surprice today, making the burden feel less heavy.
Life is a Heavy Burden, watercolor on paper 21x30cm $75 p&sh free worldwide.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
I do not think we can not solve the problems in the world due to lack of knowledge, but we seem all to be at least partly blinded when it comes to seeing the other side in conflicts. This is very much a problem these days in the Middle East.
Even worse those that fight seem blind to all the suffering of civilians as long as they are civilians from the other side. I grieve for the wounds on both sides.
Partly Blinded, acrylics on paper 21x30cm, $100
Monday, June 30, 2014
It being the holidays, I dream and plan of travelling.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
As I said in the last post, life can be particularly hard if you are a woman. If you do not have much value in yourself, then your function will only be in your connections; who your father or husband is or from the children you bear. Not producing the sons expected or losing the husband or a child then leaves only religion as something to seek for help or comfort.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Recently I have studied the situation for women in India. These days there are lots of demonstrations going on to try to do something about how especialle vulnerable women are treated. These include; poor, single, dadit (low cast/castless), divorced or widowed women. I have today chosen to focus on the widows.
Religious texts are used to give alibi to treating widows horrible. Even though the burning of widows has ended, in many areas and situations they are still considered only a financial burden. They are shunned because they are imagined to be bringers of bad luck. In contrast to Western tradition''s use of black for mourning, Indian widows wear white saries.
In interviews, they speak of becoming invisible, someone whom the society not wants to be seen, nearly a ghost because they are not supposed by tradition to have a life after the husbands death. Many end up as beggars. Their situation has inspired today's painting.
Hurray, I have painted quite a few paintings the last week. Tomorrow I will take photos and start posting them.