Stockholm’s town hall minus the best part.

The best image of Stockholm’s town hall is the reflection of the building on the water. So this painting was doomed to fail before I even started as I hadn’t left room for the water. Still, I used it as an exercise and I’m happy with what I learned. I used masking fluid for the… Continue reading Stockholm’s town hall minus the best part.

People at work – by Joseph Zbukvic

Joseph Zbukvic has a new video produced by APV Films. Joseph is one of a small group of watercolour artists that I draw inspiration and knowledge from, this new video is a treat for me!

Joseph Zbukvic – Video Gallery

This is the best gallery of Joseph’s work that I’ve seen on the internet.

Blade Runner – The Aquarelle Edition

This animation consists of 12 597 handmade aquarelle paintings, each painting is approximately 1,5*3cm in size. Together they form Anders Ramsell’s 35 minute long paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott.

Extreme Life Drawing

Ten ‘two minute’ life drawing poses in a row, I’d call that extreme, extreme fun.The coloured sketch with pastels took ten minutes. It was nice to be back at Basis here in Stockholm, we were thirty people and the atmosphere was pleasant as usual. 2 minute sketch, A3 2 minute sketch, A3 2 minute sketch, A3 2… Continue reading Extreme Life Drawing

Lars Lerin Museum in Karlstad, Sweden + more

I think Lars Lerin is one of the more interesting Watercolourists here in Sweden. Here is a playlist containing several films about him. I haven’t visited his museum yet but I will do one of these days.

Bringing Arches watercolour paper down to size

I recently bought Arches watercolour paper. Each time I try to paint on it I get cramp, I find it almost impossible to relax. Why? Because I have such a respect for the beautiful 300g rough cotton paper. I finally worked out the solution to my problem, I simply chop up the paper into smaller… Continue reading Bringing Arches watercolour paper down to size

Learning to be patient

To be patient, to spend hours on one drawing or painting; it is certainly something that does not come naturally to me. These two small sketches are exercises in extending my length of focus on one drawing. It isnot so hard really, I was relaxed and I listened to Bach playing serenely in the background,… Continue reading Learning to be patient

A3 figure drawing from Tuesday’s session.

Most of these were five minute sketches using pastel and synthetic charcoal. Nude 30x42cm, 11.5×16.5″ Nude 30x42cm, 11.5×16.5″ Nude 30x42cm, 11.5×16.5″ Nude 30x42cm, 11.5×16.5″