When I once got a wished-for opportunity to observe and admire this exotic species in Kalmarsund in the 70:s, I didn't imagine those 350 pairs would multiply to 25 000 in a couple of decades and become a pest if you ask the fishermen. As a bird painter I appreciate it as a patient model with wonderful shapes and colors. This is an illustration for the ornithological journal Anser.
We met up at Rönnen just like a year ago, talked, drew, and painted for a few hours and then went on to see Hans Larsson's superb artshow in Arild. Ice-cream and coffee at the harbour afterwards. Thanks for this day of days, Lars Fredholm, Gunnar Tryggmo, and Peter Elfman!
Johan is a painter's painter and a teacher's teacher. He really knows how to instruct, inspire and encourage his students. In one of the exercises we used a spray bottle for gleaming light and wet streets.
40% more pigments is probably true. The paint also rewets well and is easy to judge in mixes because it keeps its color when dry, and I don't mind too much about the precipitating earth colors. I will definitely buy some more QoR colors when I get rich or when the price comes down. Aquazol seems to be an excellent binder.