Thursday, August 23, 2012

Great horned owl - loose watercolor


I am now at my 4.th "Colorful birds" painting a great horned owl.
Just like the previous 3, great fun to paint.

I plan on painting 12 having a calender in mind, even I might not achieve that in a row...

40 x 40 cm on watercolor canvas

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Flamingo - Colorful birds


"Flamingo" is my 3.rd "Colorful Bird" painting. A feast of colors and feathers.


As written before: I totally enjoy the process of these paintings. No media like watercolor can be so unpredictable, and yet exciting to work with. It is really a balance of control and letting go.
I love most of the textures watercolors creates. Sometimes these textures are mistakes in paintings, but I force/wish many of them to happen, for an exciting surface. Afterall this is a mix of realism and abstraction :)

I took the ref-photo at a zoo years ago. I have several flamino-pictures, but for this square size, I needed one where the neck was not all stretched out ;)

As I cannot scan a canvas, the file is a digi-photo, and even I have a good camera, the file does not provide the same justice to the real painting.

The painting are sprayed with fixfixative and varnish, to be lasting without being behind glass!

50x50 cm on watercolor canvas.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Peacock - loose watercolor


"Peacock" is my second loose-watercolor birdpainting.
I totally enjoy the process of these paintings. No media like watercolor can be so unpredictable, and yet exciting to work with. It is really a balance of control and letting go.
I love most of the textures watercolors creates. Sometimes these textures are mistakes in paintings, but I force/wish many of them to happen, for an exciting surface. Afterall this is a mix of realism and abstraction :)

I took the ref-photo at a zoo years ago. Everybody find the peacock a beautiful bird (I guess :)). Even the large tail is what you usually think of first with peacocks, I found this posture strong enough to use as composition.


As I cannot scan a canvas, the file is a digi-photo, and even I have a good camera, the file does not provide the same justice to the real painting.

The painting are sprayed with fixfixative and varnish, to be lasting without being behind glass!


50x50 cm on watercolor canvas.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New items in my shop


New stuff in my foxyshop

Bag with cute cat

T-shirt with Tough turtle and the words Relaxing is my favorite activity
 T-shirt with cool tophat girl
 A whimsical little owl and the words: I am the wise one


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Grazing days


I have added "Grazing days" to my print-selection.

There are plenty of summer atmosphere in this drawing of a grazing horse, seen with an unusual perspective.

Take a look at my horse printpage

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Snowy owl - loose watercolors


Here are the finished painting. I really enjoyed the process; drawing totally freehand - looking at referencephoto I have from zoo, and then painting in the loose coloristic way and with the abstractive background.
It gave me a freedom not only while working but also with my expectations with the finished painting. I loved it :)

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Snowy owl - loose watercolors


I am working on a loose watercolorpainting of a snowy owl. The support is new for me, a canvas for watercolor.
It is very nice to paint on, the paint layer well and runs easily. It takes a while to dry though, but that is not just bad.
I am sure I will use this canvas' again, I like to work on it, and it will look nice when hanging.
I will finish it in this week.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Dogs with Hats


This is my second illustration in the series "Dogs with hats": "Boxer with cap".

I thinks he looks like a very proud dog :)

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Guests Gallery Top 15


I am very happy that my drawing "Koala" made it into the Top 15 of Guest Gallery 4.th international Artshow of Animal Art. Votes by the websitets judges and visitors. 

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Going Home - Jutland horses


The finished drawing "Going Home".
Despite the fact that I had to cut down the composition, because of a water and ink disaster, I think I caught the feeling I wanted with this one.