Thursday, October 30, 2014

Making fishtraps

Mesolithic fishtraps made of wickers are often found near river mouths, where people lived year-round centuries before the introduction of farming. These hunter-gatherers are busy making those traps, the woman sharing her know-how with the young man. Another illustration for Trelleborg's Museum.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Vatnajökull revisited

Skaftafell is part of Vatnajökull glacier. I repainted this a few weeks ago as a workshop demo of how to use virgin paper for white. Iceland is a paradise for landscape painters but not for sun-worshippers.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Root digging

This is a woman digging up reed roots with a little help from her son. As a former archaeologist working in museums I really enjoy illustrating the new exhibition at Trelleborg's Museum. The opening is November 22nd and the museum is situated next to the central bus stop in Trelleborg. Welcome!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thirsty horse

A white mare stepped out of the fog and drank from the puddle. Landmannalaugar, Iceland.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Watercolor selfie

We did portraits on Monday. I painted this from a photo that my daughter Tove took a couple of years ago. Now I'm making everything ready for the beginners' course that starts October 20th.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


A quick field sketch from the south coast. I decided not to leave out the power stations although I think wind power is uglifying the world at a pace never seen before. I hope the climate change is actually manmade so it's for a reason, but I still want to know how much energy this landscape forgery gives us for how much money.