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…

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