Still life continued… and distracted

Another piece in the series of still life paintings.


And here is the reason for my slow progress: Gunny, an amazing reining horse, that I got the opportunity to buy a few days ago. Here I am teaching her to back up.gunny1

Slow progress on still life paintings

I am currently working on still life painting number four. Three have been completed, with gilding of the edges and backsides painted black, etc.  It is actually quite a bit of work with the backside and edges too. They will all be the same size, 12 x 25 cm. Not sure how many I will make. here are two.



Still life

The still life paintings I made last year all sold during the studio tour, so I figured I’d make a series, as it is rather pleasant to make them! This is one of the first I am working on. Small format, 12 x 25 cm, oil on plywood.



Another small two sided piece. This one is called LOL.



Another one

Another protruding art piece, this one smaller – it is 14 x 11 cm, oil on plywood. This is Tony’s cloud.



A protruding art piece

The first of a series of pieces that are painted on both sides of a 27 mm thick plywood board. The board does not have any visible grain, so I am using the material in a different way. The title of this one is Uma’s Cloud and it is 30 x 21 cm.



Two more coast images

Two new paintings of the coast. These are 20 x 28 cm. Oil and varnish on plywood. The one below is called Treacherous Coast.



Starting a new project

I am going to start a fairly ambitious project. I have ten pieces of a different type of plywood, 27 mm thick (just over an inch), cut into 30 x 20 cm. I will paint both sides and mount them so they stick out from the wall. One side will have a face and the other side will have clouds. The portrait is painted on a gesso surface. The early start on the first piece.


The graffiti wall which used to be a “landscape” painting

Back in 2014 I donated a 12 meter long painting to Höganäs Kommun to make a legal graffiti wall. After some hesitation they accepted the offer and the wall was erected and immediately became a success! This photo was from August 2014 when it had just been up for a couple of days. After the first mediocre graffiti it soon got covered with spray paint and my original painting was covered up. Check my blog posts from the summer of 2012 (June and July) to see how the painting was made and where it was placed in a beautiful landscape.


After some time a storm blew the entire wall over and destroyed it. By then the decision makers liked the idea so much that they erected a permanent concrete wall! A few days ago I stopped by to document it and these are the photos.




Next to the wall a local graffiti artist has built and painted this incredible snake!