Monday, August 08, 2016

This blog is moving to www.meldrum.se

Yes, this blog is moving to www.meldrum.se
I've grown tired of Blogger.com and the non-commitment of Google to support it.
I have therefore switched to Wordpress as my blogging tool of choice and installed it on my domain, www.meldrum.se 

It will take a number of weeks before I have re-linked some images that didn't make it in the transfer. Once this is complete I will redirect Blogger traffic to www.meldrum.se

If all goes well you won't notice much of a change. I value all of you who vist this site, I hope to regain an enthusiasm for blogging once again. Thank you for your support! :)

Plein air watercolour at Nybrokajen, central Stockholm. 2016 08 01

Monday, August 01, 2016

Another ferry.

This Stockholm ferry I painted plein air at Nybroplan, where many of the boats stop to drop off and pick up passengers. 
 
 

Stockholm Ferries

I have a thing for ferries at the moment. Many of the boats that are working everyday of the year are over 100 years old. The Waxholmsbolaget has 3 boats, the Nörrskar, the Storskär and the Västan. This sketch is of the Nörrskar.Norrskär 

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The view from Carlingford

50 x 32,5 cm Arches rough 300g 
Carlingford, Ireland. The view of the north shore, Northern Ireland.
 

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Warren Point Northern Ireland

I had spent one week with two Swedish friends in Omeath, Co. Louth just south of the border with Northern Ireland. The painting is of Warren Point which on the other side of the water looking north. 
50 x 32.5 cm Arches rough 300g.

 

Monday, July 04, 2016

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland may not be the best place on the planet for compassion for other beliefs or cultures but they do have beautiful coastlines thankfully. This sketch was painted in a new sketchbook that has Saunders 300g, I think it's bound by the art store where I bought it. I really like it. :)

watercolour 

Saturday, July 02, 2016

A lunchtime watercolour

I have gotten out of the habit of blogging, I have to admit I am more focused on just painting. Google doesn't seem to support Blogger anymore so I'm thinking of moving to Wordpress in the future. I would like to post more, just spontaneously putting things on the blog. Google doesn't have an app for Blogger anymore on iPhones, that's sad. 

The painting of Swedish summer  was started during a lunch break and finished in the evening.

 
Watercolour 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Opening day at Edsvik

I had a wonderful day at Edsvik's watercolour exhibition where I have two paintings on view. I met a lot of new watercolourists plus a few heroes which was nice. The exhibition continues until the 28th August.

Standing in front of  my painting called "If"

This one is called "Japanese vases"

Introducing myself and telling the crowd where my paintings are hanging.

At least one person admired my work!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A better picture.

I ordered a new phone today. Hopefully the camera is fool-proof. Here is an improved photo of last weekend's Urbansketch.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Urban Sunday

Today I spent most of the day with my fellow Stockholm Urbansketchers. We sketched in Hökerängen,  an old 1940s suburb in the south of Stockholm.
Yes, the picture is out of focus, sorry about that.
Arches rough 300g 31 x 23cm
Sketched later in central Stockholm 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Drawing practice

I saw this picture of a very cute girl and I just had to sketch it. Drawn on Fabriano A4 paper with a 2b pencil.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Still waters

Like this watercolour, I have been quiet these last few weeks. I've been busy with other things, life hasn't put enough hours into each day. I seem to be going through a bit of a grey period. All my watercolours have a desaturated look all of a sudden. I don't mind, it's just a period in my life.

Sailing to Sandhamn 50 x 32 cm - Arches rough 300g W&N watercolours

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Edward Seago

I found these two YouTube videos of Edward Seago's work. Very inspiring, I need to travel more! If you would like to learn more about the artist, click here.



Lunchtime watercolour

I am trying to paint everyday,  it doesn't matter how good it is - the most important thing is just to do it. I've  noticed that it takes days to get to that desired unconscious painting state if one has had a break for a week or more. A painting a day keeps mediocrity away! :)

I forgot the sail in the reflection of this lunchtime watercolour so I had to paint it in afterwards. Annoying of course.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Back to lunchtime sketching

I am back at work after my two artist weeks. Trying to get back into my watercolours. I had an in forced break because of my exhibition which was a success I thought. I've ticked that box so now I can move on and find new challenges.