Purple Crush by artist Jeremy Thomas

Back in Santa Fe: today I spent some nice time with artist Jeremy Thomas. He returned a piece I bought a few years ago, which needed a bit of a touch up. Now it is looking gorgeous on the concrete floor in the studio.

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Post Studio Tour quiet

After having had about 2300 visitors in our home for ten days, lots of talks with enthusiastic, friendly people, it was nice to be quiet for a while. Not much beats burning huge pile of branches and debris from a felled tree, standing by the fire in the evening light, listening to the wind in the tree tops and having busy birds flying overhead, preparing their nests. Hours go by, looking at the flames, raking and controlling the pile of glowing embers. A cold beer and a warm jacket… peaceful.

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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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