Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sketchcrawl

We met up at Rönnen for some social field sketching today. Thanks for a great day, watercolor birders Lars Fredholm, Peter Elfman, Gunnar Tryggmo, and Hans Larsson!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tern illustration

Another one on the theme "Arctic Tern on Rock", this one an illustration for Anser.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

New assignment

The Trelleborg Museum is rebuilding their stone age exhibition and asked me for some illustrations of everyday life in the Ertebölle village Skateholm. Curator Maria Jiborn kindly introduced me to "the sitting woman" buried in that position some 7000 years ago.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Migrating Eiders

This is an illustration for Anser. Migrating Eiders are one of the most fascinating events of my bird year.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Reflections

I painted this as a preparation for my next continuers' course, where we'll be dealing with reflections in water. Tove accompanied me to Kullen, one of my paradises.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mouflon

Some sheep escaped 7000 years ago, when still at an early stage of domestication, and founded feral populations on Sardinia, Corsica, Rhodes, and Cyprus. From there they have later been released as game in other parts of Europe. I spotted some in the Gredos mountains of Spain 28 years ago and made up the basic concept for this painting. Unfortunately the sheep were too far away for good sketching, so it wasn't until I found some captive ones that I actually painted this scene.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Movement

We've had a lot of sunshine the last few weeks, so why not make use of the great classroom out there? I showed the students how to render movement by minimizing detail and adjusting the animals' gestures, positions and distances to eachother. They drew what they wanted, like soccer players, pokémons and horses.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

New mural

Bilingual Montessori School of Lund, where I work as a recreation instructor and art teacher, recently asked me to paint a mural in the dining room. I chose to do a larger version of the watercolor Soaring Golden Eagle posted here on April 26th. I'm simplifying it a bit so it fits the room and the medium though - ordinary wall paint. I'll keep you updated.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Floral

Floral painting was the subject on Monday, the last of my course evenings this spring. The continuing course starts in early September - sign up here - and the next beginner's course in late October - sign up here.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sissa riding

We took a guided ride thru the beech woods of Frostavallen last weekend. My younger daughter fell in love with the Icelandic pony Kolstjarni, so I made this painting for her great day. Happy birthday, Sissa!