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.

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.







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.
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!

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 :)