Another forest drawing. This will probably be most of my art activity this year. Drawing the forest that is. I just love those trees. So majestic and generous and always there like a great friend.
There’s another twitter postcard exhibition in 2016 which I’m entering with this mixed media pine landscape. It’s in New York this year and if you want to enter you can go to http://twitterartexhibit.org/
Anyone can as long as they have a twitter address.
Still working on this oil painting of swans. You think ‘oh I’ll finish this today’. Well no. And because it’s oil you just have to wait to put another layer over the other unless you want murky colours.
A sketchbook energy drawing of a pine tree with a watercolour base layer. Just a few lines for the tree. I was feeling exhausted that day I think.
I’ve been busy mounting a number of older and new gouache paintings on paper and board. The mounts are called passepartout in swedish. It really feels good once they’re mounted and framed. Then they can go out into the world happily.
Some framed watercolours with a christmas tree.
Basically a black and white drawing of a larch tree in my local forest but with a splash of yellow. The sun .
The National Museum in Stockholm along with many other galleries and museums is now free from January 2016 which is fantastic if you like to go regularly. It has been around $20 everytime you want to go which is pretty steep. So you hardly ever do unless something great is on. The Moderna Museet has a Matisse which I love and now I can go to see it more often. The National Museum is closed for a few years and it’s been moved to this building in the picture. But basically nothing is on display. Like the Goya and impressionists. They have some contemporary swedish painters on at the moment. Old fashioned paint on canvas. It was great to see.
This small (32 x 24cm) oil painting I’ve submitted to be part of an exhibition called Park Art Fair in Triberg, Germany in March.
Here’s what the local landscape’s been like with the recent snow snap. Just beautiful.