Friday, January 20, 2017

still life portugese orange

appr 6x7 inch oil on canvasboard
getting tuned in on technique, some remains with adjusting drying properties. Looks like the colored ground or imprimatura is getting permanent. The canvas here acrylic gesso primed is quite cheap actually and works well and fun eneough I find the oil primed linen the paint scates a bit too much omn the surface and maybe the adhesion is not so good, 
btw this orange from portugal was so good.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

test and improvisation

6x6 inch oil on linen

not the best photos  I found a comb with levels and contrast light more light would have increased the white better with the lemon and flower that was the last I edited

lemon and flower

appr 2x2 inch oil canvas


appr 3x3 inch oil on canvas

fields abstract

appr  3x4 inch oil on canvas

streams abstract

appr 4x6inch oil on canvas


app 3x6 inch oil on canvas

abstract landscape

appr 6v7 inch oil on alufoil on board

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

apple experimenting

appr 4x4 inch oil on linen
I still fight with preparations, here I regretted the heavy earth layer and fun enough not too bad to work with, the dark spots could be seen in the first dark red, think I went through three work rounds.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

more Pink poppy

4x4 inch oil on canvas

to post something, most of what I do at the moment is still to test paint and surfaces,

Friday, November 25, 2016

Clementine with a leaf

appr4x5 inch oil on masonite
done this many times from a reference photo,

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Harbour at Hellerup miniature

2x2.5 inch oil on masomnite

done from an old work, here on masonite prepared with a colored ground

Red apple on linen

6x6 inch oil on linen

Metal box christmas

4x4 inch oil on canvas

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Red apple

6x6 inch oil on canvas
this one was done in two steps, the first red a bit washy took awfull long to dry, then I aimed at getting the the more precise color with bit more lights

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016


6x6 inch oil on linen

Friday, October 28, 2016

autumn morning

8x8 inch oil on linen

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Marble in a box 2

oil on stretched canvas 10x10 cm ~ 4x4 inch

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Chili on a box

6x6 inch oil, linen mounted on stretched canvas

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Big red apple


6x6 oil on canvas photo appears a bit lighter
a little study here, the white part is left without paint also the highlight

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Red chili study

appr 3x4 inch oil on masonite

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Orange in a bowl

6x6 inch oil on stretched linen
A rework from a recent post Here I added more paint to orange, grey scumble over the background left corrected the drawng of the bowl and added more blue,


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Brass ring study

5x5 inch oil on wood
the white is a bit more white in the painting see if I can make a better photo

Sunday, October 2, 2016

bulb practice

4x4 inch oil on stretched linen
still experimenting with texture and  medium just go on, I am much in doubt about how much texture and how much paint I like to work with, it is also about filmforming,  drying and how it finish up so many things to consider, I think I just go and do some work with the linen as it is. here the surface got too smooth. The cheap prestretched is also in 4x4 inch fun little one just about one dollar.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

apple study

6x6 inch oil on stretched linen

first thought it was home then some rework repainitng, and I would have prefered a lower placement for the apple,

a little plum study 3

oil on linen app 3x3 inch
added a little piece on the top mounted to card

Saturday, September 24, 2016

a little plum study 2

now on mounted to card ans a added piece

oil on linen
this is a linen I used a lot in the begining of my daily painting, just  a loose piece often warps, drive me nuts I got the idea to mount it to a prestretched cheap canvas and that is nice, it is a bit expensive solution but not that bad.
many ways to make this plum begin with any of the colors black red  or grey or combinations of that
remember open the image in a new folder or window should be possible to zoom

A litlelplum study

now mounted to card

oil on linen

Monday, September 19, 2016

Two apples

6x6 inch oil on stretched linen

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bulb and apple

6x6 inch oil on stretched linen
Have made a change to keep the cheap canvas on the stretcher and glue the linen to that,
btw it is bucket of gesso from talens with the red stripe, fun to paint metal again

Monday, September 12, 2016

Apple on table

6x6 inch oil on  linen

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

apple and bottle

6x6 inch oil on stretched canvas

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Blue vase with a bottle

6x6 inch oil on canvas
one of these inexpensive readymade cotton canvas often just use the frame here added more priming to improve the surface, just it is not good the poor material does not respond well to the brush and painting knife,

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Green apple

appr 6x6 inch oil on linen

Saturday, August 20, 2016

another example

First the link to the picture in the museum

Rembrandt workshop

and here two versions I took of the same detail first one was taken as a detail

and the next is the same detail from the whole picture the light was not ideal
just sharp spot from high above left
what ever the cause of the difference I find it utterly interesting and I wonder why I cant find anything about it, I f anyone of my visitors know anything about this you are most welcome to write me
my email address under personal profile,

AS I wrote previously the picture was placed over my height btw I think I read something that there is

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

an example from a Rembrandt work

this is from rightclick the picture to open in a new folder(works in google chrome) else save to desk  and take a look in the white and dark of the dress that has the texture I am wondering about, It maybe also could be a heavy priming that at a certain state of drying has been pinned into with kind of a devise, I did do this also and seems to give a similar result,
it is sure there must be something, I dont think it is just an optical illusion which it to a certaim point maybe could be..
here is the link

further down there are some information about the work also notice there are no cracks

Monday, August 15, 2016

Orange in a bowl

appr 8x8 inch oil on stretched linen (not the best photo)
a homemade canvas


Saturday, August 13, 2016

prepared open weave linen

This is section of a 10x10 inch stretched linen that is the best of those I experimented with
from my trip the state museum here in copenhagen there were a couple of works I think could have been done in this way, the paint is worked through the weave and lifted up from a flat surface a bit of a mess I can say, it could maybe also just been worked trough from the backside no example

the technical sound idea is that film or coat is broken up and therefore cant crack and to paint on offers better creative possibilities and simply looks better and all the tops where the trhreads go over another are eliminated

the example in a next post is what I am after and I have been close and still striving
maybe its a complicated mix of techniques to create a pastiglia surface

Peach notes

appr 4x5 inch oil on linen canvas
 I found this gigantic peach in the ethnic streetshop
had it for some days. while preparing my own canvas did not have one ready so cut a standard ready linen to just take some notes, this is a good angle to realism, I have had the problem I often take a photo and end up with copy work and at all with still life
Hope to be back soon with my own canvas,

I did an effort more with the research on preparing cnavas in the 15-17th, I went to the national museum and this time I remembered my glasses and camera, the camera was a good idea as I could zoom in and put it on overexpose and then get a better impression of the texture, you know what, its fun the works that I found interesting in this respect all were placed over my height, and the light is often very dimm to protect the works, I took some photos I can tell that that it is difficult to hold the the arms up and stretched out with a relatively heavy camera on shutter one eght or something.

My conclusion is tht they have done a meteculious job at that time with these preparations the artists did not do this themselves, I think that they used a both coarse and open or loose weave probable resretching the canvas before use, with a rembrandt workshop work it is interesting to see that the protrait has not cracked, it makes sense that the glue is in the threads and not jsut like a big film and then the paint is in the haevy texture alleviating the tentions and the tendency to crack.

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.