In the workshop

Trying my hand at making intaglio prints on Plexi (acrylic glass), in the most beautiful printmaking shop; Tou Trykk, Stavanger working with water based ink Plexiglass with a tiny bit of leftover ink after the first round through the printing press Assessing…

Note to self

Brice Marden on the complexity of a very simple situation – Brice Marden is a contemporary American painter known for his subtle explorations of color and gestural lines. Marden belongs to a generation of American painters who arose in the aftermath of Abstract Expressionism and during the onsets of Pop and minimalism.

Bare Bilder

The exhibition My daughter-in-law made me this film ❤️

The exhibition

A good thing about having a beautiful studio is that it can easily transform into a gallery. Saturday I hosted my first exhibition ever, a one-day event with paintings made the past year. Around 60 guests visited and 18 of a total of twenty eight pictures found new homes.

Running in circles …

… or maybe not? The circle in shape of a vessel resembling a Moon Jar has shown up in several of my recent paintings Moon Jars were originally made during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). They are curvaceous, plain white porcelain jars resembling a full moon. They were made customarily to contain flowers or wine, but…

Against better judgment – (The worst thing a painter can do is flowers … part 3)

Rendering flowers Anthriscus sylvestris – cow parsley – Queen Anne’s lace – Hundekjeks – Wiesen-Kerbel Another vernacular name,’ Mother die’, was used to frighten children into thinking that if they picked cow parsley, their mother would die. This was intended to deter children from potentially picking deadly hemlock. The monoprint is a form of printmaking…

The worst thing a painter can do is flowers … part 2

Challenging my own prejudices … Tuesday morning I had the great pleasure to participate in the launch of Chloe Briggs’ new Patreon site (more info here). Our task was to draw/paint a big flower of our choice. The session was divided into shorter timed sections, where we were asked to look for different qualities in…

A week of joyful play

I miss my studio, but I do also think it is very useful to only have a limited range of art-supplies around. I have to improvise a lot, but actually improvisation is at the heart of all art-making. If everything is sorted out before one starts, the work is dead. A work comes to life,…

Going graphic

Being away from the studio I experiment with simpler forms of art making. Here is a tonal sketch for @gabriellabuckingham marvellous new course experimental still life It all started with the forks – such fun shapes to make with a pair of scissors 😊 (Might come in handy for future painting)