Saturday, December 22, 2012

Review 2012 and looking into 2013


A week before the year is over, here is some of my thoughts and statements of the year. And a look into my goals of 2013.




What was the best artistic experience in 2012?
• The Easterexhibition with artgroup Stiplet, is always a pleasure. Even sales was terrible (for all the artist) we enjoyed each others company and talking with visitors.
• Also becoming part of the artgroup Mangfoldighed, where I have met a bunch of wonderful artists. I will exhibit with the group several times in 2013, and look forward to meet more members.





How about shows/exhibitions?
I participated in 3 exhibitions, the eastershow with artgroup Stiplet, a soloshow for Stiplet members and a galleryexhibtition with artgroup Mangfoldighed.
So far I have 5 exhibitions booked for 2013.




Where did I do something new?
• Painting the loose watercolorstyle - the Colorful Bird series and Coloristic Dog series - I feel was something new. I did try this style earlier, but not as succesfull and consistent.
• I opened a new shop Tegneriet at amioamio.dk. Hopefully I will sell some art (and perhaps crafts) from here. So far I sold some prints - always makes me happy when people find my art attractive.
• I wrote to a company artassociation, even this company did not answer (bad manners!), I will approach more in 2013.
• I reopened my commission-business with the blog dyreriget.blogspot.dk





Make any series ?
Yes, this year I did do something about the series :)
• I found my serie “Colorful birds” in watercolor to be very fine, and I had much fun painting them, not saying it was easy.
The serie consist of 4 paintings - so far. 
• I also painted 7 “Coloristic dogs” - I need to do more, as I promised the followers on my facebook fanpage Doggy-shop, who was kind to suggest breeds to paint :)
• Boudoir girls is just 2 paintings, but even if I don’t get more painted in this series, they made me come up with ideas for other similar motifs that I might paint in 2013.
• Another serie of 2 is “Snake escape”. Well, I don’t know if you can actually call 2 a serie, but anyway. These emerged from something quite different at an illustration course - and I like to work with ink and watercolors together in a more illustrative style.
• “Dogs with hats” - again, just 2 pieces so far - exploring an illustrative approach in graphite.





What piece of art took the most hours to finish?
“Going home” Jutland horses, graphite drawing.




What happend in competitions?
I did participate in several shows/competitions, but 2012 was not a fruitfull year in that respect. But my pencildrawing “koalabear” (from 2011) did make it to the Top 15 at Guest gallery’s 4. international Animal Art contest.





And any competitions held by me?
I held 2 competitions. One in spring, anyone who Liked my FB fanpage Doggyshop was in. The prize was a print of “Gentle giants - irish wolfhounds”.
The second “Christmas dog” where the prize was a dogprint of the winners own choise. Sadly noone participated in that competition.




What will I quit in 2013?
• I will not participate as much in competitions. I find they are often expensive. I participated in 8 competions in 2012 (16 in 2011). 
• I think, I will not work with graphite on Mellotex again. Did 2 drawings, and I just cannot seem to get the grasp of it. I know many graphite artists like it. I might try it for inkdrawings.
• I will reconsider holding competitions of my own. I think it is fun, but the last one had no participants at all and in earlier years I held one with 1 participant + a couple with very few. Makes me feel a bit embarrased actually. Well, I’ll consider it.





What will I like to do more of? What is to be goals and what will I focus on in 2013?
• I want to particpate in more shows/exhibitions in Denmark.
• I want show artwork in only 2 media for each exhibition in opposition to many different medias which I think gives a bit of a fragmented impression. This will certainly require me working more hours, and I hope to be able to do that.
• I want to make more designs placed on things like plates, mugs, t-shirts etc.
• I want to make some crafts. I might attend a glassmaking course.
• I would like to be on a fair/market with some of my art/craft.
• I want to keep exploring different media 
• Painting with watercolors on watercolorcanvas - a really pleasant experience.

I wish you all a merry christmas and a wonderful new year :)




Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas



I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year :)

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DK:
I ønskes en glædelig jul og et godt nytår :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cavalier king Charles Spaniels - on a plate


This is my experiment - great fun to make and I really like the outcome. The image is placed on a plate.

The image is printed on special transfer, varnished, baked and can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Not to put in the dishwasher.
I chose to print in sepia-shades which gives it a nice look, not as hard as black.

I didn't have acces to buy a plate of the kind you hang for decoration on the wall, that's why I used a plate. But I do know where to drive and get them, so proberbly will do that too.

I hope dogplates will be an item that doglovers will want to purchase, for themselves, friends or the dogclub. They will be decorative in many places :)

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DK:
Dette er mit eksperiment - sjovt at lave og jeg synes godt om resultatet. Billedet er placeret på en tallerken.

Motivet er printet på speciel transfer, fixeret med fernis, bagt og kan nu rengøres med en fugtig klud. Ikke til at putte i opvaskeren.
Jeg har valgt at printe i sepia-toner, som giver et fint udtryk, ikke så hårdt som sort tryk.

Jeg har ikke haft mulighed for at købe en platte, til dekoration på væggen. Derfor har jeg brugt en tallerken. Men jeg ved hvor jeg kan køre hen og købe dem, så det vil jeg prøve.

Jeg håber, hundeplatter vil være en ide som hundeelskere, kunne tænke sig, til dem selv, venner eller hundeklubben. De vil pynte mange steder :)


Monday, December 17, 2012

Cavalier king charles spaniels - wip finished


Here is the finished drawing of the 2 cavalier king charles spaniels. A tricolore and a ruby.
Aren't they cute ?
Now I will make an experiment with this drawing - see my later post.

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DK:
Her er den færdige tegning af de 2 cavalier king charles spaniels. En tricolore og en rød.
Er de ikke dejlige?
Nu vil jeg lave et eksperiment med denne tegning - se min senere post.

Friday, December 14, 2012

cavalier king charles spaniel - wip

Now I am getting closer to finishing the drawing of these 2 cute doggies ;)
Still need to work on the ruby dog, and the blanket :)

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DK:
Nu nærmer jeg mig færdiggørelsen af tegningen af de 2 søde vovser :)
Mangler stadig at arbejde på den røde hund, og tæppet :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas competition / Julekonkurrence



Christmas Competition - Win an A4 print of a dog drawing, -painting of your choice. 

Go to my dogs gallery:http://azoo.site88.net/doggallery and select the print you want to win. 

It is a requirement that the print is available in size 1 (looking at the the picture - press the "i" above the image). Note that the breeds are divided by English breed names.

Then send an email to me (see e-mail on right side of blog below Newsletter). The email title should be: "Christmas Dog" and remember to write the name of the picture, your name and address. Send mail no later than 21.12.12. The winner will be drawn on 22.12.12. Have fun and good luck :)

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DK:
Julekonkurrence - vind et A4 print af en hundetegning, -maleri efter eget valg. 

Gå til mit hundegalleri:http://azoo.site88.net/doggallery og vælg det print du gerne vil vinde. 

Det er en betingelse at printet fåes i str. 1 (står på billedet- tast "i" over det enkelte billede). 
Bemærk at racerne er inddelt efter engelske racenavne. 

Send herefter en mail til mig (Se e-mail på højre side på bloggen under Newsletter). Titlen skal være: "Julehund" og husk at skrive navnet på billedet, dit navn samt adresse. Send mailen senest den 21.12.12.
Vinderen udtrækkes den 22.12.12. God fornøjelse og held og lykke :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tegneriet - amioamio Shop


I have opened a shop - Tegneriet - on amioamio, here.

So far I sell prints, but I plan to sell originals and crafts in the future too. Take a look and don't forget to bookmark :)

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DK:
Jeg har åbnet en butik - Tegneriet - på amioamio, her.

Indtil videre sælger jeg print, men jeg planlægger at sælge originaler og kunsthåndværk i fremtiden. Tag et kig - og husk bogmærke :)

Cavalier king charles spaniel - Wip


Progress of today :)

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DK:
Dagens fremskridt :)

Sunday, December 09, 2012

New prints for sale


My newest prints for sale. 2 artprints from original loose watercolorpaintings of Snowy owl and Great Horned Owl. Composed to fit print in A4 size.
Sold unframed from my amioshop Tegneriet.

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DK:
Mine 2 nyeste kunsttryk. 2 print fra originale koloristiske akvarelmalerier af Sneugle og Stor hornugle. Komponeret tilpasset print i A4 størrelse.
Sælges uindrammet fra min amioshop Tegneriet.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

cavalier king charles spaniel - wip


I had time to work more on this today, the ruby cavalier coming along nicely ;)

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DK:
Jeg har haft tid til at arbejde mere på tegningen i dag, den røde cavalier er fint på vej :)

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Cavalier king charles spaniel - wip


Now you can see the second dog too ;)
I use different grades of graphite to render from white to black fur. The drawing is on Fabriano Disengo no. 4 paper - one of my favorites for graphite drawings.

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DK:
Du kan nu se hund nr. 2 :)
Jeg bruger forskellige grader af bly for at gengive fra hvid til sort pels. Jeg tegner på Fabriano Disengo nr. 4 papir - en af mine favoritter til blyantstegning.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Cavalier king charles spaniel - wip


Here is an update on my drawing - as you might see, there is a second dog on the right side. The composition including both a tricolore and a ruby colored Ckc-spaniel.

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DK:
Her en opdatering af min tegning - som du måske kan ane er der endnu en hund til højre. Kompositionen inkluderer både en tricolor og en ruby farvet ckc-spaniel.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Cavalier king charles spaniels - wip


I did not abandon my project of "Coloristic dogs", but I got the idea for a new experiment, so have to switch to graphite for a while.
I am going to try some transfer-ideas with graphite drawings of dogbreeds. I have no clue if it will work out, but hopefully so.
Heres the start of the first drawing.
(sorry about the poor quality of the photo, but its dark so soon, I could not get a pic in good lightning.)

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DK:
Jeg har ikke forladt mit projekt "Koloristiske hunde", men har fået en ide til et nyt projekt, så jeg må skifte til blyantstegning for en tid.
Jeg har nogle overførings-ideer med tegninger af hunderacer. Jeg ved ikke om det vil virke, men håber på det.
Her er starten på første tegning.
(undskyld det ringe billede, men det bliver mørkt så tidligt, at jeg ikke kunne få et foto i god belysning).