Sunday, November 28, 2010

Installation pics

The installation at Kalmar Konstmuseum was finished just hours before opening. Both Malin and I are very pleased with the result.
I'll post som pictures from the opening soon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


A couple of drawings done. This one is featuring the all new look for the Werewolf.

Friday, November 12, 2010



It's an endless process of editing. Hope to print out monday. I've had some problems finding a suitable paper. Found some Schollenhammer in my drawing cabinet so I will try those.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Upcomimg Exhibition

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

Ai Weiwei at Tate Modern

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

Cherry Blossom, Done

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.
Sten in action. I actually had started to fasten it to the wall before we noticed our mistake.
As you can see the library is not finished yet.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I just recieved this beautiful painting, NYC Roof Tops, by watercolor artist Siv Spurgeon. Siv is a relative of mine and she and her husband Gene visited me at Juniper Hill earlier this summer.

You can see more of Sivs work at

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cherry Blossom

The flowers are taking shape. Gray comes in a lot of different shades, definitely my favourite colour.

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Project

I've been working on this for quite a while now. Only now I actually started painting. Thanks
S. T. for the great shots from my studio today.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Frazetta tribute and others

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

Wood Chase

Working on a study for a another Hot Rod painting. Thanks Jan-Ove at 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

Work in progress.

Making progress with Gas. I would call this the layout. Hope to finish in a couple of weeks.

I made a new sky, inspired by Nordic Summer Evening 1899-1900, by swedish artist Richard Bergh.

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


Been working on a portfolio to show the people from The National Public Art Council. Joanna came to my studio to take new photos of my paintings. Thanks for all your help!
Updates on portrait and A-Bombs soon.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Better road action. Still the '29 in the foreground has to get a bigger engine, someting with a blower I think.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Still working preparing canvases. It's going well but not much to show. Found this great quote from great artist David Hockney.

“The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty– you know you’re an artist.”


Sunday, March 21, 2010


Charcoal on canvas.

Friday, March 19, 2010


I found som more inspiration from covers of old Hot Rod comics.

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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Got some stretchers fo the A-Bombs and my new portrait project. The cross bracers did'n fit so I had to adjust them. The studio is beginning to look like there is a painter working here.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Oh, I just found the first thumbnail sketch for No Gas. This is the actual size. The finished painting will mesaure approximately 130 x 155 cm.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I might actually have finished these scetches. It's time to stretch some canvas.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


No gas. Study for painting.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010


Back in the studio after a week of teaching.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010


Drawing the '29 model A.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Making some progress with the A-Bombs, this is time consuming work. Lot's of details that has to be correct, and in perspective. Happy New year!