Monday, September 29, 2008

Ginza release

Some of my artwork is now to be bought at Ginza. They are using an extremely advanced printing technique developed in France and the USA. Hundreds of millions of microskopic drops of lightfast ink in six to eight color tones are sprayed onto a watercolor paper and the result is really amazing! Up to only a few years ago nobody even dreamt about a printing quality like this. See for yourself at http://www.ginza.se/ (Search for Måns Sjöberg).

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Private teaching

Teresa is finishing a jaguar on one of our watercolor sessions in my kitchen. In fact I learn a lot myself from teaching others. It encourages me to concentrate on things worth concentrating on.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On not meaning anything

The famous author Astrid Lindgren once said “I don’t mean anything”. And why would she? The “deepness” that some authors and artists ascribe to their works is often nothing but branding. They are simply trying to make an impression on the buyers or authorities that support their work financially. I don’t mean there is anything wrong with that. Defining our profiles to others is in fact part of being a social being, a part of life that I am being involved in right now. And we all pay our bills with money, don't we? But still: not meaning anything is why I like being among my fellow nature artists. We never mean anything, we just like to paint. (And we usually don’t get any grants.)

This is the great peat bog Store Mosse a hot summers day, two curlews coming in from a feeding trip.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sketching

Field sketching is the wildlife artist’s croquis drawing. We need to exercise every day to keep our eyes, minds and hands in shape. Through the years the local zoo has been a goldmine as well as the shores, woods and meadows of Skåne. This is a fox keeping its eyes on a crow that is ready to steal its kill – probably a water vole.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Bird art show

The most anticipated event of my year is the annual Bird Art show at Falsterbo Konsthall. See you at the opening september 6th at 12.00 - 17.00!

Falsterbo Konsthall
Stationshuset
Hjalmar Gullbergs plan

Falsterbo