November 19, 2014

"Mandarine", in pencil...




Pencil study of a mandarine is the subject of the day. Watercolors should be coming up soon...

November 15, 2014

"Three onions" in watercolor...



Here they come again, my onions!
(This painting got a texture that is difficult for my scan to capture, it gets too "crisp". It lacks harmony somehow, just as some colors. For example on the left side close to the shadow there, and the shadow itself, have no sign of yellow, it's supposed to be a warm grey. For the rest I've tried to get it as close as possible.)

November 08, 2014

Don't ask me "why?"...




Studies of onions,.. I avoid asking myself why I do this!
But I think it's to keep "in shape", and that it's part of my process. I feel a bit stuck lately, and the reason could be that I was busy with other important issues since september and I didn't have time to draw much. Drawing is the engine for me, I feel lost if I don't draw. It becomes more and more clear to me that my brain needs drawing and my body needs yoga! he he
I'll have to reserve some time for serious drawing soon, if I want to be more productive in painting.

November 07, 2014

Good morning!...


Good morning! 

It starts looking like I'm not working around here, but that's not so. :)
Teaching is one great thing, I'm happy to do it and I love to share with those who are eager to learn. But it requires time of course and enormous energy. After a day teaching I feel emptied like after a marathon or something, and also brain washed. I talked to a college the other day, who said he feels the same and also that he needs to nourish himself after a day with students. Nourish and receive, rather than offer it all. I totally agree, and the whole process takes time before you're able to  be effective. But of course you can do useful things during that "healing period", but it better be a little inspiring. If you only do paper work or clean the house with other annoying occupations, it might take longer or be less effective, (even though you can get satisfaction out of deleting that kind of things on your "do list"). Go to the museum, go for a walk bringing along a sketchbook, invite a friend for coffee or do yoga are what I prefer to do those days.

Meanwhile, there is a new sale this week on "One Kings Lane", with reproductions of two of my skyscapes if that could be of any interest to you. Here is the link: https://www.onekingslane.com/sales/45530


October 30, 2014

Helmet sea shell, or Cassis Cornuta...



Watercolor study of a Cassis Cornuta sea shell, also called Helmet Seashell. I got too dark on some parts, so I'll just continue, starting over again...