Friday, February 26, 2010

Working

I am working on a colored pencil drawing, but as it is for a show, I won't be posting untill finished.
It is a still-life which is very rare for me to do, so I have my challenges with it.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Trying out a landscape



Landscapes has been on my "art-to-do wishing list" for a long time. Never really got around to it. Untill now. I couldn't resist placing some animals, though. 2 arctic wolves and 2 deers.
"Wolf-crossing country" (not: wolf crossing country) is in pastels and approx. 17 x 45 cm.
I wanted to show majestic snow-covered mountains and a landscape with very open spaces. And then the arctic wolves that live in these surroundings.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Realism, Photorealism and Hyperrealism

I knew about realism and photorealism in drawing and painting.

I have just heard about hyperrealism - sorry, if I am falling behind ;) - and I found the gallery of this guy - Denis Peterson. Its just amazing, how can he paint like that?!
Also take a look at this racehorse, you do read twice, to be sure he did not say it is a photo. Nope: gouache and watercolor...

Anyway, I think I'll stick to realism, then try to reach photorealism in time - once in a while. The hyperrealism looks like aiming too high in my vision

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

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Monday, February 01, 2010

He's my favorite - wip - finished


Here is the finished oilpastel painting "He's my favorite".

40 x 50 cm on Canson Mi-tentes.

The composition is a mix from references, the wonderful Jutland horse, I saw at an agricultural-fair this summer. The small girl is my daughter.

My intention was to create a painting with strong contrasts, the contrast of size between the horse and the girl, and the contrast of colors, orange/reds against green.
I also wanted to emphazise the connection between animal and child in a warm and sweet manner.
The title referring to the childs feelings about her familys wonderful Jutland horse.

(This is a photo and the colors are slightly dulled compared to the original. My scan got way too red, so this is better).