Friday morning at ten it starts. Lots of new art pieces on display and my price list is here in pdf format: PrislistaPåsk2017
The Rock Art book is here! The book project that both Andrea and I have been helping our friends Garry and Ming Adams with was delivered from the printer today. Now they are packing all 3000 books and getting the shipment ready to cross the Atlantic and then all the way to Cortez, Colorado. The book looks great, is an extensive collection of photos of Rock Art from mainly the south of Utah.
I have been working on many smaller pieces this winter and I will be able to bring at least 30 pieces to Sweden for the Studio Tour at Easter.
I also have a number of new pieces I will not be able to bring. This one is called Those Were The Golden Days and is 50 x 10 x 10 cm, oil and polyurethane on plywood, with a base made of painted concrete.
Sorry. Have been skiing for a week with the oldest son, then visiting the in-laws and working hard on a book about petroglyphs and pictographs from the Four Corners area, for friends Garry and Ming Adams at the Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch in McElmo Creek, Colorado. Back in the studio, doing some fun stuff. This is a small study, 12 x 20 cm only.
Not so much new to show, even though I spend my days in the studio. I have been experimenting with some frame ideas for the small landscape paintings, but that was not a success. Also working on the sides of the painting of the girl with the red finger nail. Have also spent time fine tuning my work area in the studio. Started on a few new little paintings of faces. Here is one, also 12 x 20 cm:
I have never been overly interested in painting landscapes, even though some of my favorite landscape painters (Maynard Dixon is one) have been a great inspiration. But I had an idea to make some small paintings on pine plywood and let the grain do a great part of the work for me. What I found out was that I had to keep it very simple, if I started doing too much “landscape” painting with clouds and stuff I was not pleased (one such example below). But if I kept it real simple it was better. The idea to make these came to me while driving toward Tuba City in the Navajo Nation at sunset recently. So most of these paintings are really Navajo landscapes to me – very desolate and vast. All these paintings are 12 x 20 cm (4″3/4 x 8″).
Receding Mesa at dusk. (above)
The alluring Henry Mountains.
Winter in the desert.
My uncle lives there.
Leaving Monument Valley.
Canyons and mesas.