Thursday, January 28, 2016

29-2016 Smokesignals from earlier days
oil on paper 32x41cm
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

32-2016 Waiting with Bent Heads
oil on paper 20x28cm
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I am a teacher and these days we do the litterary period Realism and the play wright Henrik Ibsen and his play "A Doll's House" which is about the situation for women. In this story the main charachter Nora leaves her husband in the end. The coming days I will be posting various abstract paintings under the theme: "Struggling women through the times". The difficult task at hand is to express something through only hints because I do not want to tell the whole story - I want the viewers to do that.

31-2016 Generations of Women's Sorrows
oil on paper 20x28cm
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Here an example of how it can look in a red mount.

Monday, January 25, 2016

30-2016 Talking Over Her Head
oil on paper 20x28cm
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

28-2016 Drowning
oil on paper 32x41cm
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

To express complex life situations and emotions is difficult but something I keep trying to do. Sometimes life makes us afraid or anxious and we want to curl inside ourselves and hide from it all, maybe most of all from what we feel. At that same time we want to be left alone and yet at the same time desperately want to be seen and NOT left alone. How to visualize that knotty feeling?

27-2016 Leave Me Alone - NOT
acrylics on paper 32x41cm
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I love it when I manage to create a painting that is expressionistic, as simplefied as possible, abstract, roughly painted which at the same time captures strong emotions. I feel that means that each viewer is totally free to make up the story connected with the emotion themselves. Who is this man? What has happened to him? What are his challenges in life? I'd love to hear your stories.

24-2016 Quiet Sorrow
oil on paper 20x28cm
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This painting can be mounted and framed several ways, either in portrait or landscape style.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

23-2016 Sky in blue and white
oil on canvasboard 24x30cm
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Very cold here now in Norway so much of my days after work and training is filling my wooden stove. Sorry about how the blitz have made some "sparcles" in the right corner.

22-2016 Simple Seascape no 4-2016
oil on canvasboard 24x30cm
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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Today I fooled around playing with the painting knife and some warm colors. Here is the result.

20-2016 The Chick -
oil on paper 20x28cm
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Etter treninga med Synnøve Hjermstad Tørnes på fredagsmorgen på Pro Sport Support Treningssenter var jeg så gira de første timene at jeg nesten ikke kunne stå stille eller sette meg. hehehe. I dag er det stølheta jeg kjenner når jeg setter meg og reiser meg.

After my training Friday I was totally wired. Today it is the soreness that I feel sitting down LOL

Kettlebell – swing lett vekt 5 kg
- 2-3 sett av 10 -
Kettlebell – swing tung vekt 8 kg
Knebøy med vekt (squat)
- 3 sett av 10 -
Utfall (lounge)
- 3 sett av 10 -
Tåhev med vekter
- 3 sett av 10 -
Dobbel knebøy m/arm frem
- 3 sett av 10 -
roing (row)
Skulderhev med vekter
- 3 sett av 10 -
Bikkja frem-bak
- 3 sett av 10 – (hipthrust)
Hofteløft med kettlebell
Kne side til side
Benløft en-og-en
Benløft - samlet

15-2016 Racing Downhill 
oil on paper 20x28cm
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Friday, January 15, 2016

19-2016 - In the Blue Storm
oil on canvas board 18x24cm
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lately I have been experimenting using only thin layers of oil paint instead of layers totally covering the canvas. I kind of like the different effect. Some other day I might shovel the paint on using painting knives. I go where my muse takes me.

18-2016 - Walk in Blue Tunnel -
oil on canvas board 18x24cm
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I have an invitation to join the debate on attractions and science in connection with Valentine's Day. I very much look forward to it.

It is therefore suitable to post this painting today, I think. One of my For Fun paintings.

16-2016 Look, a Flower for You -
abstract oil on paper 20x28cm
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I have been organizing better som of my older paintings and I realize that I maybe like the most the very abstract ones - the ones that express emotions. As for style, I love rough shapes where there is no painting within the lines. Just a couple of weeks ago a lady contacted me wanting to use one of my very simplefied paintings for a conference. That gave me new confidence to believe my very naivistic paintings also have a purpose even though they might look very badly painted along the more realistic paintings on my online gallery.

Today's painting is one where a figure is walking so deep in thought that the landscape is totally dimmed. He is obviously kind of lost not only in thought but maybe a bit in life at this captured moment. By making this painting with so little detail, kind of empty, I hope to capture this lost feeling. I hope you like it.

14-2016 Walking Deep in Thought -
abstract oil painting on paper 20x28cm
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Sometimes I play around with how it would look in a colored frame in the same tones as the painting. Here I have put a simple mount on top to show you what I mean.

Monday, January 11, 2016

5-2016 - Seascape no2 in Blue -
oil on canvas board 18x24cm
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

7-2016 - Seascape no 3 in Blue -
oil on canvas board 18x24cm
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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Doing a bit of a clean up I found some of my load of graphites so naturally I fooled around with them. (the shinier parts is due to the blitz)

13 - 2016 Angry Owl - Graphite sketch 21x30cm
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Even a simple sketch looks quite good as soon as a mount and simple frame is added.

My new toy

Friday, January 08, 2016

3-2016 - Seed of Life in Blue
oil on canvas board 24x30cm
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Thursday, January 07, 2016

12-2016 - Young Abstract Blue Owl - oil on paper 20x28cm
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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Brrrr It is cold nowadays in Norway. But I love the blue colours of winter.

Fryser for tiden. Ikke glad i kulda, men jeg synes de blå vinterfargene er fine.

11-2016 - Blue Snowy Landscape - oil on canvas board 24x30cm
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I have had a good start healthwise in 2016 with today being my fourth day in a row with organized exercise - 2 x strength in the gym and 2 x aerobic. Tomorrow will be restitution day.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

This week it is sooo cold here, and I struggle to get my house from 1950s which is basically uninsulated warm. Playing with warm colours do help a bit :-).

6-2016 - Sunset in Warm Colors no 1 - oil on canvas board 18x24cm
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Monday, January 04, 2016

Just fooling around playing with abstract shapes of owls.

10-2016 - Sad Abstract Blue Owl - oil on paper 20x28cm
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Sunday, January 03, 2016

9-2016 - Blue Owl in Tears - oil on watercolor paper 21x30cm
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I am very happy to be able to play with paint again like with this one. 

Saturday, January 02, 2016

2-2016 Seascape no 1-2016 - oil 24x30cm
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(sorry about "glittery parts" that is the blitz)

Friday, January 01, 2016

4-2016 - Birches in Blue - oil 18x23cm
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(needs some drying first)

Landscape in oil no 1-2016 - 30x40cm

Finally I am painting again and in oils. LOL I had forgot how messy it is and how difficult it is to photograph a wet painting and get the colors right. I will try again tomorrow in natural light because this version is too dim.