Monday, August 25, 2008

Birdwatching fair

Don’t miss the great birdwatching fair the Honeybuzzard’s Day ! This event is held annually the last Sunday in August at Skanörs Ljung, Falsterbo, a world famous spot for watching migrating birds. You will get an opportunity to try out a telescope, buy books, and find out what AviFauna travel agency can offer you, as well as watch bird art come to life and discuss watercolor technique with me and the other artists taking part in the bird painting workshop. And, not the least, support bird protection projects around the world! See you there August 31st at 10.00 - 14.00.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Book illustrations

One of my current projects is to illustrate Leif Häggström’s pioneer book about prehistoric hunting in Sweden. Leif is a hunter and archaeologist living in Fotskäl, SW Sweden. Above is one of the illustrations: a mesolithic archer inspired by one of the Skateholm graves in the very south of Sweden.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Extinct animals

As the ice cap retreated at the end of the last ice age, wild horses probably immigrated to southern Scandinavia from the South-West like many others, for example bears and weasels. Thus the cave paintings of Ekain, Lascaux, and La Portel can serve as models for a reconstruction of the postglacial horses of southern Scandinavia, along with modern breeds with primitive markings such as Exmoor, Sorraia, and Fjord.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Long hot summer

This summer we have had a lot of sunshine – ideal for painting. Here are some backlit rocks at Hallands Väderö. The gull chick should be on its wings since long.