Thursday, April 18, 2013


This is Järntorget in Stockholm old town, one of my favorite spots on the planet.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Liebster blog award II

I have received the Liebster Blog Award again, this time from the Norwegian birder and painter Øivind Egeland. As his followers know I admire Øivind for the way he renders air and mood around a bird in the field with only a few well-chosen brushstrokes, a skill that he has learned and developed during the last few years! Thanks a lot, Øivind! This time I forward the award to five bloggers who all deserve it because they add beauty to the world. Check out their blogs and you’ll see why: Vi tre och trädgård, Konstantin Sterkhov, Bill Cone, Kelly Singleton and Angela Maria Russo. These are the Liebster Blog Award rules: 1. Thank the person who gave you the award. 2. Link back to their blog. 3. Copy and paste the Liebster Award to your profile. 4. Pick 5 blogs that you feel deserve to be in the spotlight. They must have 200 followers or under. 5. Blog about it and leave a comment for your nominations to let them know that you have chosen their blog.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Do it yourself

We made our own watercolors in class last week. The ingredients are pigment (in this case ultramarine), water and gum arabic for a plastic texture, honey to stop the paint from drying out and cracking, and sodium benzoate to keep the mold away. Stir to syrup consistency, spoon into cups and let dry for two weeks.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wood walk again

I had another go with this motif today, rearranging things and making changes here and there.