Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

red shape

was not sure about it, so decided to divide it, if the red shape is the idea its all enough with this
I filed this one red hill. btw I managed to apply the texture to a large(I think it is ;) ) board
not used to throw around with that much paint,

I reduced the shapes on the other half not sure if it is something to keep, could not get a good photo here below




appr 10x16 inch oil on masonite
This one began with a thn red ochre that I ran over with white here and there, after drying I added the ochre, then I had no idea. I saw a work by edward dugmore lately with a large red shape totally opake and much impasto, so thought I give it a go and applied this big shape, messed a lot with the blue

So this one is the largest lately and I am moving on, just to try I stretched a linen and thought I prepre it with the baroque texture as I like to call it and it went fine.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

hommage a rothko


5.5x8 oil on paper
It is not after a work by Mark Rothko a russian painter who lived in NY.
I am happy with the finish and quality here, working on a bit larger one 8x16 inch and will try some even larger around 25 inch the challenge will be to apply the baroque texture. I found some nice boards a bit different from plywood like a veneered fibreboard

earth and sky

above just changed the one below


5.5x8 inch oil on paper

Red blue landscape


4x6 inch oil on paper

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mediterrenean


6x8 inch oil on masonite
not so sure about titles, at least a help in filing, well it was what came to mind maybe from watching tour de France from provence love the solid and rustic simplicity

Saturday, July 16, 2016

on yellow


8x10 oil on card

geometric yellow


app 6x8 inch oil on masonite

Monday, July 11, 2016

larger work


8x10 inch oil on masonite
Here long time since I did something larger than a postcard
Again just keeping it simple , I filed it "over", in the meaning its over with the referential realism, like it was describe in concretism and cobra avantgarde (many danish artists there). Also the abstract expressionism the 30s to 50s, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline and James Brooks,


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Breaking the surface


13x20 oil on masonite
Here it is the opposite of the previous one I did not go all over with the tone and it looked like a teared surface, then again I had no idea what to do, began with someyellow then the dark red began to open the surface and next the blue.


Into surface


13x20 cm oil on panel

Well from the previous one I had trouble attributing too much attention to the texture also found that starting un intuitive work on a dark toning is not a a good idea, I have these masonite pieces that take up paint when using them as support for another board and thought it could be good to begin on this tone, though I had no idea what to do. So why not begin with some white and add some colors, very simple. just like it and did not see any idea in going on with more work.

these latest two works are between some others I have done some of them in un effort to move to larger works post them soon




Saturday, June 25, 2016

exp texture dark and light

4x6 inch oil on masonite
First a dark that dried then a drybrush mediated by and gives an impression of the texture,
its akind of tonal  impressionism.

Storm sky


15x20 oil on masonite
Bassical I am just in doubt about it all - like I am to invent it again, When I began here I had no idea and wiped out into a dark surface and  made this landscape formation. no more to do and I was a bit frustrated how do I get into color. well those who have seen it like it and think it is like a storm sky. I have made some samples where I drybrush opake over dark and I think this is the way to colors

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

more baroque


appr 5x6 inch oil on masonite
The most difficult thing has been moving from a small sample to a larger surface, which I got to lately.When I make this texture I hold the board in an angle to light to see the shadows if they fall in a certain way. The best way to show this is as here where I first applied a very dark that dried overnight and then went  over with turp - another deifficult par t is when the priming is applied it has to be as evenly as possible and ther must be un exact amount. . the surface is not rough though it looks so
fascinating

Monday, June 13, 2016

ex white drybrush


appr 2.5x2.5 inch oil on linen on card
From some time ago a little piece where I prepared some linen on card the way I think it should be.
I drybrushed a white over a dark imprimatura so it made kind of a landscape, some of it can be seen to the left. next day I used the dark and white again. so there are many ways to use the texture.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

drybrush space


I decide to do more here, I looked out a nice summer evening thought of a nice green

4x4 inch oil on paper
I must say I have been doubt about a couple of things or more prceise how to bring them together, my set out for painting is not realism, early on I said to myself even if I could pin point nail anything it was not what I wanted - I want to decide what should be put down on the surface - just I faced so much problems with abstract that mostly is a technical concern and I have also occupied myself with realism as it measurable and a way to understand the paint and materials. And then finally I saw this texture in some old baroque works and somehow knew I had to pursue it, the texture something similar I have seen in simple industrial painted surfaces probably done with airbrush technique and probably I have made it much more complicated than it had to be, well with the simple means I have I can make something I can use and this texture has to be in a certain way. Next in abstract painting you very soon find yourself lost. And fun enough the drybrush is the connection I have missed, I do find pleasure in ths- it can be done on canvas just the canvas still appears and is not actively part of the paintng the same way.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mustard field


Appr 12x13 " oil on panel
So this is it, I am going to use panel or masonite, its some of a work, its the best way to make this texture preparation. I prefere to cut away or down  the rough side and give the smooth side shellack
no sanding. This panel I applied a drybrush that I worked over after it had dried.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

more experiments with texture

recently I worked a lot to try and make a texture I have seen in some works from the baroque,
only saw it on the web, Often it is a preparation on panel

Think this time I got better around the problems. its done on heavy copy paper in oil




Saturday, May 7, 2016

Lemon on light blue


Appr 6x7 inch oil on paper

Finally got a work done, this I think will be the last work on paper and I will be back with works on linen again.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Glass of wine study


appr 6x6 inch oil on paper

Quite a challenge a fight against time and experimented with technique on the way, did most of it from life and took a photo for the rest of it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Fall


5x7 inch oil on paper
not sure about titles

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bay and coast


6x7 inch oil on paper
There is a little problem with the paint quality, which does not appear from the photo it will dry fine though else I am happy with the work. The landsape could be from many places. very helpfull to work with black and white which get me faster into to the imagination. the inspiration to this comes from some work I once did making socalled notan paintings an inch only and often has wondered if it could stand the test in a larger work. I have a couple more on the way also one with color.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lemon on grey



Appr 5x7 inch oil on canvas paper

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lime half


3.5x4 inch oil on masonite

Monday, February 22, 2016

Apple on grey


4.5z6 inch oil on canvas paper (to be mounted on board)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Marble in a stribe of light


Appr4x5 inch oil on papercanvas

Also this one have been on the easel many times, not sure how to adjust the photo
maybe got a tired work, not that bad, stll like it

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Apple on canvas


one more change,


probably guessed I wouldn't leave it there so went on for more work, it has been on the easel many times through the years, there will be one more,a different that I post soon, 

6x6 inch oil on paper photo got a bit darker but close
Fine with this one though messed somehow with the background,

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Clementiones and bottle II


Appr 4x6 inch oil on canvaspaper

Red Apple on green


appr 4x7 inch oil on canvaspaper

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Clementines and bottle


appr 4.5x7 inch oil on paper

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Orange on grey


appr 7.5x7.5 inch
Painted from a reference photo began with a toned ground and went onto the lightest part that I gave some white waited to later in the day to finish it. I like to use a permanent yellow which I find better over white combined with a dark cadmium yellow  and for the darker part it is a pyrol orange

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

abstract lightbridge


Appr 7x7 inch oil on paper
Not all there however I think there is something to work with. often been in doubt about dealing with shapes and relations in abstract work..

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Abstract coloristic


7x8 inch oil on paper
Continued from the one in the previous post, my efforts with the abstract is to find new ways, I am a bit bored or lack ideas with realism, though I have learned most about paint from it and I have not given it up maybe combine the two at some time. I strive to use color as pure as possible, think that was the idea of the impressionism.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lemon and clementine


Appr 5x8 inch

fun to interchange with the abstracts ( though I am not happy about that term)
this one is not done alla prima it took many sessions.based on a photo

Monday, January 25, 2016

abstract landscape morning


appr 2x5 inch oil on primed paper

A little more here than in the previous post,the light in it reminds of a nice summer morning, hopefully a little step further in my striving with abstract. I am crazy with dry brush and the vibration soft edges and shaopes it creates, the paper is prepared with both modelling paste and some oil based priming I make myself - so got a bit out of all my efforts with the texture project.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

landscape with poppies


4x5" oil on paper
not the best colors on this photo

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Lemon on blue



oil on paper
tried forces with this one before over a year ago still leraning think it sits well here, 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Orange and plum


above a  bit more work, think it is done here

appr 5x5 " oil on paper
experimenting a lot,  this one s a bit imagination combined with a reference photo for the plum done in several steps with drying in between.