Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dogs with Hats

The first drawing in a new illustration series "Dogs with Hats" - here: "Pug with bowler."

I kept the drawing in a mix of realism and illustrative style, inclined towards illustrative.
What I mean is, that there are things in the illustrative method, you can not use for realism, for example: contour-lines and symbolic texture.
It has been fun and a bit difficult to stay away from the highly detailed realism, I usually draw in with pencil.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New t-shirt

New t-shirt in my shop:

A whimsical, little owl and the words; I am the wise one!

Avaliabe for women and men ;)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lively Ladies

"Lively Ladies" is a series of cute, naughty, whimsical and sexy ladies, drawn on the computer.
The drawings develop spontaneously and without any model, whether alive or photographed.
However, I have gone to croquis/livemodel drawing for several years, which is a big advantage.

The album of Lively Ladies
Prints avaliable of some of the images "Lively Ladies"

Friday, July 20, 2012

Going Home - Jutland horses

Yet an update on my drawing.
I have started the final horse. The horses are fun to draw, the grass is a pain !

Monday, July 16, 2012


Print of the month (August)

You now have the opportunity to buy artprints directly from me. Also canvas prints. I hope many of you will like the prints I offer, and can use one (or more :)) to decorate and embellish your walls.

Sales are already started, and I have had nice feedback. I myself am very happy withthe printhouse I have found, they provide a fine quality.

Each month one print will be on sale: 10% off. See the page for more info.
On my website is information, pictures, etc.. You are welcome to write if you have any questions - on the page is a contact formular and my address.

My english website: /a-zoo - check it out :)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Hanging watercolors without glass framing

Born out of me being among very few people that showed glass-framed art at shows with my artgroup, I wanted to explore how to frame my artwork without it.
Also I find the glass-framing process being a bit of a hurdle when getting ready for shows. At least when I get to no. 5...6....

This is my second attempt and it works fine.
My first attempt, was to glue a small watercolorpainting onto a mdf-board. I used 3M photomount spray - which will not work properly, despite a clerk said it would. Also the mdf-board will not work for larger artwork, at least not the thickness mine have.

The goatkid is a watercolorpainting on 300 gsm watercolorpaper.
I attached it onto a mounted canvas. The glue is Ara Acrylic gel medium. I use a big flat brush to spread the medium onto the canvas. I then lay the painting on top of the canvas. I used a roll - originally use for graphic printing - and rolled gently onto the paper.
I turned the canvas and paper, so the paper faced the table, and put some heavy books onto the wood the canvas are mounted on.

After one day, I checked if the gel medium worked. It did except I carefully put a bit more onto a corner with a cottonbud. I just hold it a minute or two, and it was okay.
I then cut the paper to size the canvas. Paper facing the table as before, and cutting along the canvas sides.

I then used fixative, to protect the watercolor painting for not dissolving when using varnish.
I use Lukas 2323 fixative. Even on the can, it says to be used for pastels and graphite, it can be used on wc as well. I sprayed fixative 2 times, and let it dry for some minutes.

I then used varnish, Lukas 2324 spray film twice. This is to protect the painting against dust, dirt and for UV-filter against light-damages.

I will add some paint to the sides of the canvas. I think it would have been better to do this in advance, but I did not think about it then.

I believe this process will work for colored pencil work too.
For some reason I want to keep my graphite drawings framed with glassframes. I like them like that.

But my next show will be less glassframing for sure! I like the look of it!

About me

Just to notify you about my updated homepage, including "about the Artist" :)
I am working on getting the Print-sale page finished, hope to be ready for the 22. july ;)

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Going Home - Jutland horses

I have come far with the second horse, as you can see. 
The drawing has been in jeopardy - my hubby spelt water over my drawingtable. You can see some of the damage below the first horse; this paper will not take water.
Also at outer right - you cannot see it here - I had to cut off some of the composition. Still, I believe an acceptable composition including 3 horses, will be saved. But no-one is allowed to bring water near my table ever again!!!