Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
I'm back in the studio working on drawings for an exhibition. The show is "(H)är II" at Kalmar Konstmuseum. Nov 27 2010 - Feb 27 2011.
It's curated by Malin Nilsson, Kim Einarsson och Anna Norberg.
Malin and I have chosen ten frames from Dogs. These are pretty loose pencils so I'm trying to tighten up.
Other participating artists are Ingela Johansson, Nina Svensson and Conny Karlsson.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I spent last week in London and I was looking forward to see Ai Weiwei's installation of Sunflower Seeds in the turbine hall. Unfortunately, due to health issues, the public was not allowed to walk on the installation. So what happens?
People are kneeling along the edges of the installation. Using the seeds to create messages, pictures and patterns. Beautiful!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Today I could finally, with help from trusted friend Sten B, install the Cherry Paintings at Hanemålaskolan, Nybro.
And this two weeks ahead of deadline. The paintings have actually been finished for over a month. Except canvas nr. 5. I repainted the background on that one just two days ago. I was never really happy with it but now it looks as it should.
As you can see the library is not finished yet.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
A frame from Dogs. One of the first pages penciled some years ago. Mårten is copying from Bridgemas Life Drawing (haven't we all?). He has a book with Frazettas Death Dealer, the painting from the previous post, just to his left on the table. It's not easy to see but there is a copy of Herge's Tintin in Tibet leaning in the bookshelf. Of course the Robert Crumb reference is more obvious.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
On the 10th of May Frank Frazetta passed away aged 82. A great storyteller and artist.
I first saw Frazettas work in a "how to" airbrush book around 1978. Frazetta was a big influence for me in my early twenties. When I went to my first art school I soon realised that Frazettas art wasn't "real" art. But I'm over that now, 25 years later. Oops, getting a bit personal here.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Working on a study for a another Hot Rod painting. Thanks Jan-Ove at http://www.earlyford.no/ for use of the photo of the kool Mercury. The A is my own, somewhat photoshopped.
More inspiration from 19th cetury swedish artists, this time Prins Eugen. The wood 1892.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I started to "paint" my drawing for "Gas" using photos, photoshop brushes and structures from photos. I turned out that my perspective wasn't wery well done so I had to make a new composition. It may seem a little rough but I think it will work just fine when I start painting.
By the way, I have made a lot of progress on my portrait of KW.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
I have been working, stretching canvas, changing formats and sizes. At the same time the sketches, especially for the A-Bombs are developed. I'm pleased with how it turns out. New is the overturning '55 Chevy and the '40 Willys trying to avoid the crash. The Deuce Coupe has been there on and off from the start. It still needs a lot of details. The '31 should get an engine, the '55 and the Deuce are still rough sketches.
I hope to start painting on sunday when the gesso is dry.
I probably will work whith these paintings the rest of spring wich means i won't be posting a lot from Dogs for a while. You're of course welcome to follow the painting process.