Thursday, October 27, 2011

Calf and apple trees

I've been so busy teaching the last few weeks that I haven't had any time over for painting but I still have the ambition to post a picture every week. So this time you'll have to do with an old one - a meadow with apple trees and a calf that I painted six years ago for a nature reserve sign. On Saturday my daughter, my paintbox and I will be heading for Gran Canaria. I'll get back to you after that.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kumba's teacher

Kumba's teacher wants him to spend more time studying than playing with his friends. This is one of the last illustrations for Bene Batako's partly autobiographic book, which will be published in 2012.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sea slug

This is the sea slug Limapontia capitata drawn for the Marine Research Centers at Stockholm and Umeå universities. Depicting it seemed like an easy task at first glance but proved to be quite a challange. I made use of my experience of painting semi-glossy and semi-transparent candy and added some salt to the wet paint to create the light dappled pattern.

Update January 21st, 2012:
Ian Smith kindly points out that this is Limapontia depressa, not Limapontia capitata. This mistake will be corrected as soon as possible.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Birds in Art

My friend Peter Elfman just returned from his trip to the US and the world famous exhibition Birds in Art at Woodson Art Museum in Wausau Wisconsin, where we both participate with one painting each. Unfortunately I didn’t have an opportunity to go but Peter took a lot of photos and gave me a cd. Here is my “Lancaster Sands” next to an oil by Juan Varela.