Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pastel winner

I have just recieved an e-mail, that my pastelpainting "The little One" was placed as winner in PastelGuild Europes montly competition.
What a nice way to start a day :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Just did some clean up at my website today. Should look a bit more tight now ;)


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Originals for sale

It is now possible to purchase this original Great Dane drawing.

A beautiful detailed drawing of the harlequin-colored great dane is avaliable as a framed drawing, ready to hang.

For dog lovers, and especially great dane fans, this drawing will be wonderful to hang in your favorite room. I guarentee that this drawing will be noticed too.

Take a look at my

More info at my website, here

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Zebra in watercolors

Here is my finished painting of the stribed animal, I mentioned in my last post;
as you probably guessed it's a zebra.

I wanted a very colorful, and loose watercolorpainting. It has many layers of colors, mixed from a palette of 7 colors.
I painted this on 640 gsm Fabriano Artistico watercolorpaper

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sneak peek

Sneak peek on my current project; a new loose watercolor painting.
An animal with stripes :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Top 5 Views

Statistic is fun. Here is a small Top 5 list of Views from my Imagekind shop.
No. 1 is "Basset hound", quite ahead of the following artwork.
No. 2 is "Arabian pride", closely followed by No. 3 "Great Dane".
No. 4 is "All tied-up for the show" and No. 5 is "Big Boy - Great Dane".
This statistic of views does not relate to sales, only what people looked at.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New print: colorful arctic fox

The colorful arctic fox painting, is now avaliable as print on paper or canvas. Choose between many sizes: my imagekind shop.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Arctic fox in loose watercolors

I plan to do at least 4 loose watercolor paintings of animals. The concept being very colorful animals on white background and with a small vignette set-up.

"Loose watercolor" might sound like an easy task. This is not my first, but it has been some time since I last painted in that manner. I actually don't find them easier to do than more detailed artwork. They are faster, but demands attention, focus and going with the flow of watercolor paint. The arctic fox having an almost white fur needs good, varied colors to stand against the white background. Still, he must look like a light-furred animal, to look okay.

Reflections and preparing

I know its a bit quiet here and that is due to 2 things.

1. Reflections: I am thinking a lot about what path I want to follow - artwise. I love to draw and paint and cannot live without it, whatever happens.
But I am really trying to be more focused in order to - hopefully - attract some customers to my art.

As so many other artists, I also have a dream of having as much time as possible for my love of art. And that means; not having to work as a fulltime employee = I have to make some kind of income from my artwork.

This will sound like a piece of cake to some - choosing path I mean. For me: Not so! It takes a lot of questions and indeed answers to dig in and find out, what to let go. Letting go is really the hard part.

So a lot of questions about style, media, marketplace etc. pops up.

At least one thing is crystal-clear to me: my subject of animals are the one and only subject I will be drawing and painting ahead. It has always been my major interest, but I have been doing other stuff.

Thats the homework part of it. Then there is all the extrovert stuff...

2. Getting ready for exhibition/show - wow that takes a lot of time. Finding the right artwork, framing, making businesscards, notes, announce it etc etc.

At least I am finally painting after a gab of work. I'll post when its finished...

Friday, April 01, 2011

I love this

I started the "I love this"-posts in january 2011, and will make a montly post with a couple of "I love this" drawings or paintings. Why not applaude something you really admire and love to look at :) Enjoy! As I cannot copy-paste other artists work, I have placed a link on the title.

"Exalibur". Pastelpainting by Leslie Harrison. I find Leslie Harrison one of the best pastelartists. I love her paintings. This painting portraits the horse so gentle and yet very powerful. Leslie masterly controls the pastels showing us the animals soul - not just apperance. The jpg doesn't quite show how wonderful a painting this is, I have her book, where you can see the masterwork much better. But you get the idea here.

"Ellie". Oil-pastelpainting by Sarah Theophilus. I don't see many artists work as excellent with oilpastels. Sarah creates wonderful, colorful and very realistic petportraits. "Ellie" is such a cute, tender looking pup, wonderfully painted.