Monthly Archives: August 2010

31 August, 2010

I have been working very hard with this painting. With preparations and all it is close to two weeks. Now I am going to take a two week break. It is a good point to pause. I am not sure what I think about this work. It does not really feel like me…? But I am not done yet.

It is far from perfect, but I have not been striving for perfection.

30 August, 2010

Today I actually had some fun. I have used a lot of linseed oil and paint today.

29 August, 2010

OK, I am starting to believe a little… just a little.

26 August, 2010

Why do people paint when it is such a pain…? Don’t judge me too harshly, I am not finished.

25 August, 2010

What have I gotten myself into? Is it going to be a disaster?

23 August, 2010

I have been contacted by an independent art consultant from India, Rashmi Norberg. She is going to promote my art internationally. Check out her blog: rashminorberg.wordpress.com

Beginning something new is always hard, but now I am into the process…

21 August, 2010

Matthias’ pocket art is finished. His son apparently recognized him immediately, which makes me happy. See the finished result after three layers of varnish.

Now I am getting ready for something really big. The pocket art piece is 75×62 mm only and now I am going to start on a painting which is going to be 2 x 2 meters, divided in four pieces, each one square meter.

It is going to be a painting of a group of young men…

Today I had a visit in the studio by a young and talented German artist and his adorable wife, Markus and Theresa Nass. Just a few snapshots out of his catalogue. For more, visit his website www.markusnass.com. He works with plexiglass, epoxy, and LED lighting. Very interesting work. Some of his pieces are very large, like 170 x 130 cm, etc.

21 August, 2010

Matthias’ pocket art is finished. His son apparently recognized him immediately, which makes me happy. See the finished result after three layers of varnish.

Now I am getting ready for something really big. The pocket art piece is 75×62 mm only and now I am going to start on a painting which is going to be 2 x 2 meters, divided in four pieces, each one square meter.

It is going to be a painting of a group of young men…

Today I had a visit in the studio by a young and talented German artist and his adorable wife, Markus and Theresa Nass. Just a few snapshots out of his catalogue. For more, visit his website www.markusnass.com. He works with plexiglass, epoxy, and LED lighting. Very interesting work. Some of his pieces are very large, like 170 x 130 cm, etc.

19 August, 2010

After the exhibition at Villa Holsby, Matthias van Arkel wanted me to paint a pocket art piece of his eye. I took pictures and started working on the tiny painting (75×62 mm). It has been quite a while since I did pocket art and it was difficult…

As always when I am painting, it felt impossible, but after letting the first layer dry, it seemed like I was moving ahead again.

Now I need to add three layers of varnish to give the work depth and surface. I am not sure it looks like Matthias – it will be interesting to hear what he and his family say.

Last summer I sold a large painting to a family in Mölle. They have a really cool house and in the latest issue of the Swedish interior decorating magazine Residence their house is featured, along with a picture where my painting is visible…

19 August, 2010

After the exhibition at Villa Holsby, Matthias van Arkel wanted me to paint a pocket art piece of his eye. I took pictures and started working on the tiny painting (75×62 mm). It has been quite a while since I did pocket art and it was difficult…

As always when I am painting, it felt impossible, but after letting the first layer dry, it seemed like I was moving ahead again.

Now I need to add three layers of varnish to give the work depth and surface. I am not sure it looks like Matthias – it will be interesting to hear what he and his family say.

Last summer I sold a large painting to a family in Mölle. They have a really cool house and in the latest issue of the Swedish interior decorating magazine Residence their house is featured, along with a picture where my painting is visible…