A different work in progress

I have been working with this piece for a while. It may look plain and simple, but the blue is several layers of Ultramarine Blue with a bit of white. The size is 48 x 48 cm, the piece is not finished and I have not come up with a title yet. Oil on birch plywood.

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The pharmacist in a different way

I have painted my great grandfather, the “pharmacist”, several times, but never as a young boy. This piece is 25 x 90 cm, oil on plywood.

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A little side project

A break from the still life paintings, it was fun doing this. 48 x 48 cm, oil on birch plywood. Don’t know what to call it… maybe Did I Marry the Right One?

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Still Life No. 6

Another done finished in the series. This might be named Bite the Bullet.

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Cultural appropriation?

The topic of cultural appropriation is a very complicated one. Here in Southwest USA it is especially difficult to know what is correct. Native Americans are selling their art to make a living and tourists and locals buy their jewelry, etc. and are wearing it… isn’t that borderline? I have been inspired by faces and have used some from Edward Curtis’ photos, but I feel hesitant about doing that. So I have studied some viking art instead. I was born in Norway, my dad grew up just miles from where they found a huge viking ship with lots of treasures, believed to have been a burial site for an important woman. A lot of viking art is amazing; very intricate patterns, images and text. Some of their artists (carvers, etc.) were extremely skilled! I have allowed that art to inspire this painting. It is 27 x 92,5 cm, oil and gold leaf on plywood. I am not sure it is completely done yet and it needs a thin frame. And a title, maybe Woman from where¬†East and West meet…?

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Still life No. 5

And this one should be called “A cup of coffee with sliders, please!”.

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