Thursday, November 27, 2014

Drawing models

My model painting classes always start with a drawing session, both because drawing is basic to my way of painting and for warming up so we don't get stuck midway. These sketches were made during some of my model painting evenings at Folkuniversitetet in Lund.
That's all for this year. I'm going to Australia soon and will be back in January. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, everybody!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The opening

... was a great event and a possibility for me to catch up with old workmates I haven't seen for years. Unfortunately my flash went out of batteries just before the opening, so the photos are a bit blurred. Top to bottom: "my wall", Sissa and Julia on top of a double grave, Gretar Hermannsson carving bone, curator Ylwa Moritz, head of the museum Ingela Jacobsson and her husband Bengt, Ylwa Ekelund tanning Whiting skins.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Stone age cooking

One woman preparing an oven and another delivering foodstuff (but the Marten is for clothing). I spent quite an effort designing the dog. Their size, basic proportions, and skull shape are evident to any trained osteologist but I also added some of my own thoughts: These hounds' modern descendants are bred for a triangular trunk with a deep and wide chest. That might be something for a 21st century Western World person wanting to look fit but must be a significant agility drawback for a hunting dog, so I gave it a more natural build. Don't miss the exhibition opening at Trelleborg's Museum November 22nd at 16.00-19.00!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sign at Skateholm

Skateholm has changed a lot over the last 7000 years. For example this sign is new but meant to inform you about life here in the Mesolithic. Two of my illustrations are on it.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Seal hunting

Two Ertebölle hunters sealing off Skateholm 7000 years ago. This is another illustration for the new exhibition at Trelleborgs Museum. Don't miss the opening November 22nd at 16.00-19.00! You will find the museum at Stortorget 1, near the central bus station in Trelleborg. See you there!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sketchcrawl 2

Gunnar and Peter surprised me with two paintings of their own makes and a bottle of Prosecco Treviso for my 50th birthday. Other grains of gold were two White-Tailed Eagles, three Harbor Seals and five Bearded Tits at Sandön and Rönnen. And the Lapwings were amazing as always. Thanks for making my day, all of you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Jenny

I started doing portraits a couple of years ago and love it. The town of Kävlinge bought this painting for Jenny's father because he has worked 25 years for them. Congratulations, Bo!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Landing the catch

People of the Ertebölle culture seem to have spent a lot of time and efforts on the Grey seal, here being landed, flayed and disjointed by a group of Skateholmers.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Making fishtraps

Mesolithic fishtraps made of wickers are often found near river mouths, where people lived year-round centuries before the introduction of farming. These hunter-gatherers are busy making those traps, the woman sharing her know-how with the young man. Another illustration for Trelleborg's Museum.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Vatnajökull revisited

Skaftafell is part of Vatnajökull glacier. I repainted this a few weeks ago as a workshop demo of how to use virgin paper for white. Iceland is a paradise for landscape painters but not for sun-worshippers.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Root digging

This is a woman digging up reed roots with a little help from her son. As a former archaeologist working in museums I really enjoy illustrating the new exhibition at Trelleborg's Museum. The opening is November 22nd and the museum is situated next to the central bus stop in Trelleborg. Welcome!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thirsty horse

A white mare stepped out of the fog and drank from the puddle. Landmannalaugar, Iceland.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Watercolor selfie

We did portraits on Monday. I painted this from a photo that my daughter Tove took a couple of years ago. Now I'm making everything ready for the beginners' course that starts October 20th.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Coast

A quick field sketch from the south coast. I decided not to leave out the power stations although I think wind power is uglifying the world at a pace never seen before. I hope the climate change is actually manmade so it's for a reason, but I still want to know how much energy this landscape forgery gives us for how much money.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Finished mural

My summer project is over, just like the summer itself. It's enormously rewarding to paint surrounded by children, and some of them learn a lot by watching and asking questions. I get to show them composition, perspective, color harmony and all those things that are hard to explain. This mural is in the dining room of Bilingual Montessori School of Lund.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lying woman

We did dressed model painting on Monday - always an exciting challenge with all those folds and crinkles.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Water demo

My new continuers' course has started. This demo of water with ripples and reflections is from Lilla Tallholmen, Blekinge.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The opening

The opening was very successful - more people than ever and my much appreciated workmate Phillippe bought the wagtail painting with a blue backdrop. The exhibition lasts until September 21st, open Tuesday-Sunday 12.00-17.00.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

My corner

Three journalists showed up on the media day, which is very good considering the newspaper corporations are going thru another big downsizing. I'm looking forward to see the result in tomorrow's Sydsvenskan, Trelleborgs Allehanda and Lokaltidningen.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Delivery

Today I delivered seven paintings at Falsterbo Art Gallery. So did Lars Fredholm and while we were at it we went down to the beach for some good birding. Lars, one of the last patient birders, found a Bar-tailed godwit, settled on the sand and let the bird come close for some nice photos.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fågelsträcket

Welcome to the opening of the 21st "Bird Formation", the annual bird art show at Falsterbo Art Gallery, August 23rd at 12.00-17.00. See you there!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sketchcrawl 1

We met up at Rönnen for some social field sketching today. Thanks for a great day, watercolor birders Lars Fredholm, Peter Elfman, Gunnar Tryggmo, and Hans Larsson!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tern illustration

Another one on the theme "Arctic Tern on Rock", this one an illustration for Anser.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

New assignment

The Trelleborg Museum is rebuilding their stone age exhibition and asked me for some illustrations of everyday life in the Ertebölle village Skateholm. Curator Maria Jiborn kindly introduced me to "the sitting woman" buried in that position some 7000 years ago.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Migrating Eiders

This is an illustration for Anser. Migrating Eiders are one of the most fascinating events of my bird year.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Reflections

I painted this as a preparation for my next continuers' course, where we'll be dealing with reflections in water. Tove accompanied me to Kullen, one of my paradises.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mouflon

Some sheep escaped 7000 years ago, when still at an early stage of domestication, and founded feral populations on Sardinia, Corsica, Rhodes, and Cyprus. From there they have later been released as game in other parts of Europe. I spotted some in the Gredos mountains of Spain 28 years ago and made up the basic concept for this painting. Unfortunately the sheep were too far away for good sketching, so it wasn't until I found some captive ones that I actually painted this scene.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Movement

We've had a lot of sunshine the last few weeks, so why not make use of the great classroom out there? I showed the students how to render movement by minimizing detail and adjusting the animals' gestures, positions and distances to eachother. They drew what they wanted, like soccer players, pokémons and horses.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

New mural

Bilingual Montessori School of Lund, where I work as a recreation instructor and art teacher, recently asked me to paint a mural in the dining room. I chose to do a larger version of the watercolor Soaring Golden Eagle posted here on April 26th. I'm simplifying it a bit so it fits the room and the medium though - ordinary wall paint. I'll keep you updated.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Floral

Floral painting was the subject on Monday, the last of my course evenings this spring. The continuing course starts in early September - sign up here - and the next beginner's course in late October - sign up here.