Friday, March 22, 2013

Figure poses

Some figure poses done today At Atelier Stockholm.
20 minutes or less each.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Always painting

I cannot stop painting... Today i almost gave up on painting my friend Frida from school... but ... I did it... gonna try and put mor time into my work ._. and start doing some commissions ^^ 


Did this one in like 3 hours. Thought of a friend across the sea when painting this... 

Time to paint another portrait : ) 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today's Work

So last week I started this lion. I used different photos plus documentaries of lions and so on... God I wish i had one in front of me ( behind bars : P ) so i can just paint him from life! It took me 3 hours when i started this one... and worked a bit on it today for like 30 min to do this and that. 

I really love the result... and I love alla prima painting.... Searching for your voice... and appealing to people's taste to make a living is one hell of a decision hehe 

Also how my figure pose is turning out. Just a detail. Should have taken a full photo! 
You can also see.. that when painting the lion... the canvas shows. I need to experiment more and just get some work done and reach out there!

Finding my voice

As I wrote on Facebook... What is art and what does Art stands for?...

Overpainting... loose painting,,, abstract painting... from life/photos... what makes a good painting good?

I am looking, as someone dear to me said, for my voice... and i am starting to know what i am good at and what makes my painting stand out... I can't say that yes this is how i want to paint.. no. I actually can't say that i am happy with this one...

But i have started a lion that i really like that took me 3 hours... alla prima, strong accent strokes and so on. I feel that's what i want... something more. Atelier Stockholm and most Ateliers.. teaches you how to be tidy and patient and so on. From spending 2 months on a painting now i spent 3 hours to 3,4 days. Sometimes i have to spend more time... sometimes it just doesn t need more work.

For ex. The eye of this horse... i spent 3 hours just to capture something... some life. Miles said that it looks like one of those emo horses! meh winter ... Sweden... HAHA! But anyways

not sure how long i spent on this but i will give it a rest and go on. I feel i am getting there!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Portraits and a new pose

2 portraits I did. One with pencil and one with charcoal and chalk on toned paper. And a new figure pose that I will work in color tomorrow! 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Still life Owl

So in like 3 days i did this awesome owl! I love purple/blue/green colors. I have viridian, crimson alazarin and ultramarine blue + transparant oxide red... love this colors! 

anyway! tomorrow a new day... relax or paint... ? em ._. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

In progress! and Me

Showing you guys where i work! and well... my back! haha!

I wish i had more animals to paint from life... So I am tryin to get more stuffed animals but they're in bad shape! So will see where i will end! hehe

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Horse Portrait and A little Bird

This week i have been working on my Horse portrait and a little still life of a bird! It took me almost 3 hours I think to do this little 33x24cm painting of a bird.
I also want to sell it! hehe! So if you are interested the painting will cost
5 000kr ( Sek ) + shipment depending where it will be sent!

So I posted on facebook the horse thinking it is done... but My teachers told me that if i want my horses to look unique and not like all the horse paintings you see on the net... you need to find something to give them power... so i have been trying this and that ... but still not there! it has my own touch but.. still not there 

How it looks now.

And how it looked before.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tonight Portrait Painting!

        3 hours alla prima portrait painting of my Friend Karin! March 5 2013

              I am dead tired... I have nightmares painting and that i can t put my
 on the canvas....  haha! time to go home and rest : ) Cheers! 

Done Still Life

             I don't wish to work on this anymore... Learned a lot...
  all of my loose things... and the fast pase i work with... is because of all of this tight work... Anyways... i was 22... when i started now 23! hahaha! kinda funny! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Last Portrait in Feb 2013

       Portrait painting 28 february 2013 Alla Prima almost 3 hours
           The one where I am showing a difference between 2 paintings...
                   the one on the left is a portrait painting i did in 2012 like September/ October. 
Big Gap... hehe!