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A memory from Mexico

The forest was way too complex for me to paint. I had to simplify the subject and I tried to capture the feeling instead. Fun, fun, fun.

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My Pencil Sketchbook 2021 – 2022

My pencil sketches from last year and the year before.

New video 🙂

My Pencil Sketchbook 2021 – 2022

My previous sketchbook video seems to be quite popular on my YouTube channel so here is the next one. I use these small sketchbooks because they are easy to always have in a pocket or shoulder bag. I like the texture of the paper, it’s called, Hand Book Journal.Co and it’s distributed by Speedball Art Products, Statesville, NC. It’s made in India. Here is a link to their website: https://www.speedballart.com/our-product-lines/paper/artist-journals-sketchbooks/travelogue-journals/

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All good things come to an end

I’ve been having a great time in Mexico visiting my old friend Jorge. Yesterday, Luis , a new friend, showed me a wonderful spot in the local forest to sketch. My adventure is coming to an end soon. I have to get back to Stockholm. My life drawing classes begin this Thursday. Contrasts.

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Enjoying my holiday in Mexico

I really needed some sun. I am visiting a good old friend of mine here in Campeche, Mexico. It’s the winter season here also, … except It’s 32 degrees by midday. I’m glad it’s not the summer!

I’m getting my share of sunlight, trying not to burn, painting when I can. Good food, beers, and long conversations with my Mexican friend. It’s really nice. It’s 3 degrees and grey in Stockholm. Hmm, 32 degrees and humid is so not so bad.

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My latest painting outdoors video

The watercolour in this video was painted on the island of Nämdö in the Stockholm archipelago. I spent two days camping and sketching, the weather was wonderful but it was starting to get chilly.

Painting outdoors in the late Nordic summer. Ep37
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Giving a painting a second chance

I painted this watercolour back in the summer of 2021. We had sailed to Åland from Stockholm and as usual our first port of call was Rödhamn. While there I painted this plein air sketch of the Radio Station Museum and a nearby navigational sign.

I basically was unhappy with it and I placed it in my failures tray back home. Saw it recently and said to myself maybe I can tweak that watercolour a little and it will be okay. This is the result.



Happy New Year! 😃😃😃

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A new video. A painting holiday in Croatia

To combat my annual winter blues I try to take myself to a sunny place as often as I can. This year I travelled to Makarska, Croatia. It was a great choice, I totally enjoyed painting everyday from morning to sunset. I had been to Croatia once before when I was very young, actually it was still called Yugoslavia, it was that long ago. It’s a beautiful country, I totally recommend a visit.

A painting holiday in Croatia
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Just doing it

In the beginning of the week I took the ferry on a short trip across the water to Djurgården here in Stockholm. I wheeled my art gear behind me and looked for an inspirational spot to paint from. In the end it was the weather that decided. I needed protection from the strong easterly wind which was making 7 degrees feel really unpleasant.

The day’s subject became some oil storage tanks on the other side of the water. I was more interested in the sky but I needed a point of focus for the sake of the composition.

The finished watercolour may not be a masterpiece but for me just getting out and painting was the biggest achievement of the day.



Have a nice weekend.
Cheers 🙂

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New video from Utö, Stockholm archipelago

I just published my latest video:
Painting outdoors in the autumn Ep35