Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lund Cathedral

I started painting interiors because it was snowing and raining outside and later as part of my courses. These days I find myself doing more and more of it because I enjoy it. This is the Lund Cathedral painted with Ivory black, Raw sienna and Burnt sienna. I think such a minimized palette suits this romanesque sandstone building with only small windows letting the sunshine in.

6 comments:

Malin said...

Fantastic Måns! Absolutely great!

Francisco J. Hernández said...

Impresionante ! .... Congratulations Måns !!

Concetta Flore said...

it 's simply soaked in light, never mind the narrow windows!I would add a middle-scale tone, in the central aisle, to tie the pink stone to the dark pulpit.
I love the restaurant sketch! did you paint thaat on the spot?

Måns Sjöberg said...

Thanks a lot, all of you! Concetta, I'll go back to the painting and consider your advice about the mid-tone. I can't tell you how worthwhile I find it to get comments, tips, and advices from my friends and collegues, which is actually part of why I run this blog.

The restaurant painting was made from a photo I took while the cook was busy grilling our lamb and chicken. Many of my works are done from photos although I prefer painting on the spot. I wish I had more time. Well, once I get retired...

Concetta Flore said...

I always feel afraid of giving tips to accompllished artists like you, thank you for reassuring me...and for all the support you give me on my blog.I really appreciate your level of observation.

Jose A. Sencianes Ortega said...

Fantástico! The perspective and the sense of depth is very impressive. I like the tonal range too. Greetings!