Friday, April 30, 2010

Future teaching

My watercolor course at Folkuniversitetet is over for this time. I have had a great time and I hope the students enjoyed it too. The next beginners' course starts October 4th and there will also be two full continuers' days: October 10th and 23rd. Two nature painting workshops are also planned for September 11th and 12th at Falsterbo konsthall as well as three lectures for elders also next fall. Apart from that I am planning a set of workshops for the summer 2011. I will get back to you when the details are clear. Stay in touch!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Model painting

Even with a professional model like Ellen croquis painting is something we could spend a lifetime on without getting fully trained. Therefor the continuers' course that I am planning for the fall will contain some model painting too.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Birds in Art

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin has organised Birds in Art since 1976, a jury selecting about 100 works for the exhibition each year. This is one of my entries: the third version of the sheep in Gunnar's meadow. First I left out the Barn Swallow not to overwork the painting but then I took it back again and I am satisfied. The bird and the nearest sheep seem to be interacting just like I felt at that point last summer. I only wish I could paint the sounds of the grasshoppers, birds, and sheep too, as well as the smell of sheep dung.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mural

I made this Atlantic underwater scene at Bilingual Montessori School of Lund five years ago, partly for the children to learn the different animals' names in Swedish, English and French. I enjoyed painting it surrounded by kids that asked funny questions like "What's that blob on the left?". Photo by Philippe Longchamps.