Monday, July 25, 2011

Back to Sandhammaren

Another Sandhammaren painting. The wind was coming in from the south and so did the waves, the clouds and the sunshine. A few Sand martins caught flies in mid-air and a wagtail snapped tiny bugs from the wet sand.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Långaskär

I am painting a few demo sketches of different light conditions for the continuation course. This is an illustration of backlight with the shaded sides of junipers, rocks, and birds facing the viewer, while the sunlit sides appear mainly as light edges. The background island is Långaskär, where I took my first steps as a birdwatcher 38 years ago.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Freshwater snails



Allow me to introduce the minute freshwater snails Valvata macrostoma and Gyraulus crista. These are the last illustrations for the Havet.se homepage about life in the Baltic, which I have completed now.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sandhammaren

I’m on vacation and have been renovating our office as well as visiting family and friends in the south and east of Sweden together with my wife Maria and our children. That’s why I have remained silent for a couple of weeks but now I’m back to show you this painting of Maria at the Sandhammaren beach. We had a wonderful hike there at our yearly two-day honeymoon a couple of weeks ago.