”Good ground” 1500 SEK 70 x 50 cm, oil on canvas . View pictures below for size reference. Left image is the underpainting/grisaille) This is also inspired by a scene from Listers Huvud national park.
”Kvällskatedral” Oil over acrylic grisaille, on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, Sunbeams from Listers Huvud (Similar painting can be commissioned)
So, at last, we finally ventured to Listers Huvud, our entire family of three kids, my husband and I carrying a little girl each in baby carriers, through the forest, downhill, and then aaaall the way back again. This wonderful setting sun greeted us on our way back uphill. I took more than 800 photos, hehe…
It became obvoius to me that my notorious painting in the last few years has really made an impact on the way I use my camera. I’m very much aware of lighting and composition, in a way that I was never before. So I don’t have to do much cropping before painting from these wonderful shots from our large, lokal beech forest. It was so wonderful (in this month of may) I felt like I was walking in a rainforest. So many sounds of birds, creaking trees and fresh spring leaves in the wind. Simply amazing.
More of these paintings are coming… for sure.
Right now we have four fruit trees in our garden that are full of wonderful blossoms. Three apple trees and one pear tree. I don’t even need to tell you how beautiful they are! I had to paint a few <3
”Apples on the way” 2000 SEK ,
Charcoal, acrylic, oil 60 x 80 cm, on canvas (gallery wrap)
I did an experiment this time. When I view pictures of processes with my oil paintings, I always love the charcoal sketch stage, but then it disappears, never to be seen again… and it’s kind of sad! So I decided to let part of a painting remain in the sketch stage, and only take a part of it all the way to a finished flemish style oil painting. I think it turned out quite interesting :)
Don’t worry about the charcoal drawing smearing, it’s covered in clear acrylic binder :)
”Faithful”, Acrylic & Oil on canvas board, 54 x 45 cm
Painted it this night, so suitable subject this morning ;) Even though actually I always paint at night… My children have made me super effective… Children are never a hinder, they just make everything super… interesting.
Half of it was painted in the very first days I started to paint with oils, two years ago. It is one of my first paintings, perhaps my fifth or so – the largest of the first ones, at about 40×50 cm (15.7″ x 19.7″). I have waited for two years for the inspiration to finish it. Eventually I lost the reference photo… but yesterday I found it in a dusty corner of our old computer, and suddenly it happened… Now I really wonder what took so long.