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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sandhamn during winter

Sandhamn during winter. 50 x 32 cm
This was the last picture I framed for my exhibition. I'm not quite sure why I don't like it as much as other recent paintings. Too dark maybe or the composition is too rigid. It will be interesting to see what visitors to the gallery think.

First solo exhibition

All my art is now framed for the opening at Galleri T this Saturday. Over 40 watercolours plus 20 figure drawings to see smile emoticon
Galleri T is on Österlånggatan 3, Stockholm, Sweden.
Can be viewed 23 - 28 april,  11 - 18.00 each day

Over 40 watercolours plus 20 figure drawings are framed and ready.

Monday, April 18, 2016

John Constable seascape sketch

I just love this seascape sketch by John Constable. I found it here. The full uncropped sketch can be also found here.


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Väsby watercolour exhibition 2016

I was very happy with the prominent position I got at this years watercolour exhibition at Väsby Konsthall. The opening was yesterday and it will run until the 15th of May.
Don't forget my first solo exhibition next Saturday on the 23rd at Galleri T in Gamla Stan.

Väsby watercolour exhibition 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Saturday's life drawing.

Venue: Basis, Stockholm 20160409

It was a different model, not as dynamic as the week before or maybe it was just me, who knows. It was most probably just me.

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Two watercolours accepted

I just found out that I have two watercolours accepted at this year's Watercolour show at Väsby Art Hall just outside of Stockholm. The show opens this Saturday, 16th April and runs for until the 5th of May.
http://www.vasbykonsthall.com/
Don't forget Galleri T on 23rd of April, looks like I'll be showing over 60 framed works. Might be a tight squeeze, the gallery isn't the biggest! 
http://www.gallerit.com/

Title: Where the wind takes me 75 x 55 cm

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Saturday's life drawing

Venue: Basis, Stockholm 20160402
I tried something new yesterday and I was very happy with the result. I used a liner brush and W&N sepia watercolour paint. The poses were quickies ranging from 2, 3,4 and 5 minutes. I will be doing this again in the future, this is guaranteed :)

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A large acquisition

I bought an architects set of drawers, 15 in all to store my fast growing collection of watercolours and sketches. It was I challenge getting it home, I drive a VW Beetle and they are not famous for their storage abilities. Still, I managed to squeeze all 15 drawers into to car and the rest I put on the roof. I did get a few looks as I drove across the city in the evening rush hour.



Living by the sea

I live close to the sea, here in Stockholm it's not very hard to do, the city is built on countless islands. I look forward to the summer months, I dream of the days I will be painting in the outer-archipelago. Did I mention that I have bought a fishing-kayak that will be converted into a floating studio? No, I don't think so. I'll publish some pictures when I receive it which should be in 3-4 weeks time. I do love toys ;)
Ketch in the stillness  20160304 - 29 x 19 cm Arches rough 300g


Tuesday's life drawing

Venue: Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 20160322
These life drawings are from two weeks ago. I was not in good form that evening, I left half way through in fact. We were moved to a smaller room with bad lighting. I wasn't inspired so I left, that doesn't happen so often, actually it has never happened before. I'll give Tuesday's a break for a while, until I feel the hunger again.



What's up?

I'm not blogging as much as I'd like to right now. I am going through a rather intensive watercolouring period. I really want to improve and so all focus is centred on painting.
My two week period as an artist has come to and end and so tomorrow I am a web designer again. I am lucky, I have a job that I enjoy but I know after a few days I will be looking forward to my artist period again.
I have my first solo exhibition on the 23rd April 2016. I guess this is the main reason why I am not blogging as often. Nothing like a deadline to focus the mind. ;)


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Anne Brigman

I like Anders Zorn's nudes that he painted here in the Swedish archipelago.  So I was pleased to discover someone who is just as good except that she was a photographer, Anne Brigman (1869-1950). The video quality is quite good so view in full-screen mode for best experience.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tueday's life drawing

The venue was Konstnärshuset 20160315
I bought a new camera yesterday so I hope to take better photos of my work in future. I've had dirt on the sensor of my old camera for ages, very annoying. If you look to the top right of the first two images you will see what I mean.
Happy Easter!

Monday, March 21, 2016

backlog

I am scanning my life drawings and watercolours at last. Like I said in my last post, I've been too busy. I sketched these at Basis, the model was Lars, otherwise known as Action Bear.


10 minute pose
3 minute pose
5 minute pose
2 minute pose
1 minute pose.