2100 enthusiastic visitors… exhausted…

Over Easter weekend around 2100 people walked through the house, all the way into the bedroom. Feedback is amazing, sales ok, maybe a bit slow. The studio tour is still on. The painting on display in Landskrona sold (The Woman from Los Alamos) and I have had the opportunity to educate a lot of Swedes about Los Alamos, New Mexico – where the atom bomb was invented. A pdf of the price overview is available in the post below.

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Easter comes with snow?

Two days until Easter and the Konstrundan Studio Tour. This is what we woke up to today!

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Konstrundan Studio Tour in one week

I am back at Villa Holsby preparing for the huge studio tour Konstrundan i Nordvästra Skåne. Since I started taking part in this studio tour I have had between 2000 and 3000 visitors during the Easter Holidays! So I am expecting a lot of people this time too! And I do have a lot of new stuff for visitors and fans to see. This is the absolutely most recent art piece: Hope, laser cut steel, 60 x 30 cm, a series of ten numbered pieces.

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Certainly slow…

This is going to be a long term project, I can tell for sure. I am going to consider it a practice piece to try slightly new (for me) methods of building up layers and texture. And I will soon have to abandon it for a while.

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Multi purpose art

One good thing about my art, as I have pointed out to numerous people, is that if you get tired of it you can make a fire and burn it and it will give you some warmth and coziness – for a while, at least. You can also use it as a ceremony to purge feelings, thoughts, memories… sometimes in life you just have to let certain things go…

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Slow progress

I have to force myself with this painting… maybe I would rather ride? But at some point it is going to be fun, and at some time in the future I will look back at this process with the desire to do it again. I know, it is pretty much the same every time.

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Early stages of a strange painting

Some people write books and I paint stories. This odd family portrait is telling strange tales. The format is 80 x 120 cm. Lots of work remains.

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A few more Arild landscapes

I have been working on a three more Arild coastal paintings. These are getting close. Now am starting a new, larger and much more ambitious piece. More about that later.

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Three new pieces

Two small Arild paintings are done. They are both 12 x 20 cm. In this one I have used silver leaf to create some glare in the water. Not really visible in this photo, but you can get a hint of it as you move about the painting.

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The painting below now has some gold leaf both on the front as well as the back. The gold on the back is an experiment. The shadow has the most subtle hint of gold color. I guess you will mostly notice it when you hang the painting, ha ha. But why not? This piece is 48 x 48 cm, oil on birch plywood.

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