Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Red Mountains
acrylics on canvas panel 18x24cm
Please visit my ebaystore if you want to bid on these items. If they do not sell on the auction the landscape will be put up for sale for $100 in the store.

I also promised to show you my not so good pastels of birds ACEOs, so here they are:

I really hope you like this art form. I have not worked in wax for a while but thought I would take a break from drawing for a few days and pick up the wax pieces again.

ACEO ATC 07-02-63 - Underwater Landscape in wax - SOLD

ACEO ATC 07-02-68 - Warm Abstract Flowers in wax

ACEO ATC 07-02-69 - Lilac Abstract in wax SOLD

ACEO ATC 07-02-62 - Blue Octopus in wax

ACEO ATC 07-02-70 - Lilac Abstract2 in wax SOLD

ACEO ATC 07-02-67 - Warm Abstract in wax

ACEO ATC 07-02-66 - Red Fantasy Landscape in wax

ACEO ATC 07-02-65 - Abstract Flower in wax
ACEO ATC 07-02-64 - Blue Landscape in wax SOLD

ACEO ATC 07-02-61 - Blue Waves in wax

Monday, February 26, 2007

This one turned out well. I can see that I need to get more pastel pencils because there are limits to what I am able to to with chalk pieces.

Today has been kind of rough - I have struggled with sleep for a few nights and I can feel it. I guess I should not complain since there are flu coming this way so general fatigue is way better. I do wish and long for the day when making art is the no 1 job instead of something I do after making a living. Well, my day will come. In a year or so thing will be easier because my kids will probably be able to support themself better. Art is so important for me that I do in fact work two full time jobs, as a teacher and making art. In between I eat and sleep and put the washer on. TV what is that?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

I have continued to practice drawing fruits in oil pastel. here are two sketches of an orange.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

This weekend has been dedicated to pastels - both soft and hard ones which is quite new mediums for me. That is why I am very happy here I sit and look at my drawing of the Red paprika (as we call them here in Norway). Yesterday I also drew birds in soft pastels so be sure to check back in to see them when I get good photos of them taken.

size 5"x7" approximately

Today I have been practicing drawing cats in pastel on black. Not there yet as you can see. I am more happy with the Stout. Well I guess it is practice , practice and practice.

ACEOs/ATC (means artist trading cards, originals or limited editions) Mine are lal originals fixated to make me able to touch them without smudging them. I hope you like them.

Please visit my blog for more of my work or contact me by email. Trine Meyer Vogsland

Friday, February 23, 2007

Today my son left on the train again and I am alone. Today I grabbed my watercolour pencils and drew some parrots for some strange reason. I may show them ehre tomorrow when I am able to get photos taken in natuarla light. What I will show you are the monochormes in Blue ACEOs (artist trading cards) in oils I painted earlier this week. I hope you like them.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Today I managed to finally find the corage to do two things I have been postponing for a while.
1 to draw a glass object and
2 to use oil pastels and soft pastels.
Here are the results. I am quite happy with them myself and plan to use more time this week drawing. Hope you will return to see my progress. ( one of these glasses in pastell was donated framed for the summer 2007 art and crafts guild exhibition this year for the lottory for the guiuld)

Tomato on blue silk paper - oil pastels on A6-paper
Wineglass - soft pastel on A6-paper - fixated
Sad Face - oil pastels on A6-paper
White Wine glass - soft pastel on A6-paper - fixated
Sea Creatures in oil pastels -A6-paper

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Two Trees Landscape in Warm Colours
Oil on preprimed artist canvas panel 18x24cm
$100 all p&p worldwide included

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

As I promised yesterday - here is one of the oil paintings I made in warm colours. My daughter came home as well tonight with her boyfriend and I was so happy to see her because she is so busy working and studying that I do not get to see her as much as I'd like. Tonight my house is full. It is near 2. a.m all have gone to sleep and I have just washed the dishes and enjoy a bit of time for myself to finish my day. All of you mums (and a few dads) know what I mean ;-).

Seascape in Warm Colours with Circular Sky Pattern
Oils on preprimed artist canvas panel 18x24cm
$100 all p&p worldwide included

Sunday, February 18, 2007

This weekend both my Mum and my son came home visiting which is so lovely. You can probably see my tender heart due to the use of warm colours :-). This one was painted in acrylics yesterday. Today I continued with the warm colours but in oils, so keep returning and I'll post them here in a day or two.

Straws in front of Red Sky

Acrylics on artist canvas panel 18x24cm
$100 all p&p worldwide included

Please contact me by email if you want to purchase a painting. Payment is done by using the paypal button to the right. Trine

Saturday, February 17, 2007

This weekend I have my mum visiting and while I worked on this painting she worked on her writing assignment for her writers group, so there were a bit of creative activity here today :-) These days I alternate between working in oils or in acrylics. And as some of you who are returning visitors might have noticed, I am fascinated by how you can either use acrylics very thick or very think - you can even add something and it can be used for more relieff effects - and on the other end of the thin- thickness line you can water it out and use it nearly as watercolour washes. I work in the think area these days. I enjoy how you can let colours float a bit into each other and kind of mix them on the canvas in addition to on the palette.

Straws on Shore by Trine Meyer Vogsland
acrylics on artist panel 18x24cm
$100 all p&p worldwide included

Today I willl only post miniature art,s o called ACEO (Artist trading cards, limited ediiton or originals, 2.5"x3.5"). These are original oil paintings on Winton and newton canvas paper.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Another one of my monochoreme all blue paintings. I hope you like waterfalls. Trine

Blue Brook with Two Falls
Oil on preprimed artist panel 18x24cm
$100 all p&p worldwide included

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Simplified Sunset
Oil on preprimed artist canvas panel 18x24cm
$100 all p&p worldwide included

As you have probably noticed I prefer simplicity in my subject matter and strive more to show emotions or moods that real life details.

Sunsets seem to trigger something in most of us and the colours are so warm and beautiful. This winter I have had lots of such skies both in sunrises and in sunsets to lift my spirits. The other part of todays painting's subject could be said to be the bareness and wide open space towards the horizon. That is because such bare wide spaces makes my heart zing whether it is a bare mountain landscape or a seascape.

Of course one could also say that sunsets are among the most romantic landscapes tehre are so it is also very suitable for today since it is Valentine's Day .

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This is another of my relaxing or near meditative blue landscapes. Even though I try to work in many different techniques, media and colours, I tend to always get back to the monochrome blue landscapes of mine.
I usually work "alla prima" with these small oil landscapes of mine, meaning they are usually done in one setting or finished the same day. While working on works like this I tend to lose track of time and nearly go into a meditative transe myself and before I know it I have had lots of messages from my kids and my food is dried out waiting for me and things like that. I do hope some of that "forget all worries" mood has been included into the painting.

Blue Misty Landscape
Oil on preprimed artist canvas panel 18x24cm
$100 all p&p worldwide is included

Monday, February 12, 2007

Rocky Beach in Lilacs, High Horizon. Acrylics on preprimes artist canvas panel 18x24cm. After having worked in blues for so long I ended up playing with violets and lilacs. Here is one of the results I myself am very happy with. Please visit my blog if you want to see more of my life as an artist or purchase or commision a painting

Rocky beach in Lilacs and violets, High Horizon
Acrylics on preprimes artist canvas panel 18x24cm.
$100 p&p included worldwide

Sunday, February 11, 2007

I have had a wonderful weekend. I have relaxed, slept and eaten well and have enjoyed a good book and painting. Today is MOther's Day here in Norway and both my kids remembered their mum. Life really feels so good these days. Last week I managed to get a good few things done at school as well so I start this week with nearly a clean slate :-)). That as most of you know is such a relief.

I sold an ACEO card Today which I had not ecpected at all - helped spirits as well and a lady who has bought from me before told me she is in conferance with hubby for maybe two moreordinary size paintings. I would not mind having to do the rounds on online galleries marking two more paintings SOLD like I remembered to do on ArtWanted today for the ones sold last Sunday. I'm beginning to get a system.

I felt so joyous today that I had to use acrylics and had to do the wet variation. If diluted by water acrylics can be used quite similarly to watercolours. Being in touch with my inner child today I naturally loved using lots and lots of water. I hope you enjoy it even if it is quite a diferent style from my usual.

Red Sky acrylics used similarly as watercolours

on preprimed artist canvas panel 18x24cm

$100 all included shipped worldwide

Road to Surfers Paradise - SemiabstractOil on artist canvas panel 18x24cm
$400 all included shipped worldwide

Friday, February 09, 2007

Ring of Ancient Stones
acrylics on artist canvas panel 18x24cm
$100 all included shipped worldwide
SOLD 12.febr 2007 to Sweden

This painting I did in connection with a challenge in a forum. Topic is "ruins". i could not decide whether to use the ancient stonerings like Stonehenge as inspiration or the amphi theatre at Efesos. Bott are historical sites that intrigued me when I visited them. In the end I made a few preliminary sketches and ended up finishing this one today. I might do some minor changes but for now it will be put aside a bit. I have not yet decided whether this one will be the one entered into that competition. I'll let you know when I know. I am so happy tonight because it is the weekend and I can paint and paint more.

Earlier today I got a spam email which I did not get at first, but fortunately it inspired me to make a few sketches of another famous hill. I played around with different composition ideas and colour settings on ACEO cards to see what it could look like. Here are the cards.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

For those of you liking my relaxing landscape in blue, here is another one. Life has been a bit stressful for me lately so it was great doing this one because I lost all my worries and relaxed completely while painting this. I hope watchin it will make your shoulders come down and your breating calm down.

Yesterday as well as today I also got tipped on great new tools to use to play with with photos. Below is one I fell for. In time I will find out to make more of it. :-)

Tomorrow will be a bit stressful at school because a collegue of mine and I have a repport for a certification class to finish, so I might be painting relaxing landscapes tomorrow as well. Trine

Lake with Forest Area, all in Blue

Oil on artist canvas panel 18x24cm

$100 all included worldwide

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

:-) My daugher came home today so am too busy and happy to write much hehehe.

Sea Anemones in pink

Oil on boxed canvas 30 x 40 x 2 cm

$150 all included for worldwide shipping

These days in February can be very long for those of us living in areas where we have Winter now. I just thought I would warm you up a bit with this one.

Playing with the Sun
Oil on boxed canvas 30x40cm, painted on the sides, ready to hang
$150 included postage worldwide

Monday, February 05, 2007

Oil on Winsor & Newton canvas paper 25,4x17,8cm - mounted
$100 incl package and postage

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Yesterday I had to run out with my camera to capture these wonderful colours in the sky as the sun set. Here are one of those photos and a painting it inspired. Unfortunately photographing wet oil paint is difficult so I ask you to forgive the bad quality. The oil painting looks extra pale here compared to the photo.

I must also tell you my weekend news. Tomorrow I will be visiting the post office to send 3 paintings away to their new home: The two warm landscapes and the birds in silhuette.

Today I got myself an ebay store at, and as soon as I get more items into it I will post links here.
For now I'll just tell you that it is called "Original paintings from Norway".

Sunset at Friday the third of February

Oil on preprimed artist canvas panel board 18x24cm

$100 incl shipping worldwide