I would like to paint portraits, at least I think I should. I think I could be quite good at them too but I am not sure because I haven’t done so many. The trick is to start. So this portrait of Swedish artist, Anders Zorn is just that, a start. At least it is… Continue reading Anders Zorn
Here is an interesting talk about Anders Zorn’s house in Mora, Sweden. Johan Cederlund is the director of the Zorn Museum there. Johan Cederlund holds a PhD in art history from Lund University and was curator of the art collections at Uppsala University, Sweden, from 2000 to 2006. Since 2006, he has served as museum director of… Continue reading Anders Zorn’s house
I am reading Anders Zorn’s self-biography at the moment. Maybe this is why I did this sketch of a nude bathing in water. The reference image I found on the internet, the model’s name is Finch Linden.
I look at my portrait of Anders Zorn and wish I spent more time trying to capture his likeness. At the same time I am happy with the painting. I completed it during two of my lunch breaks. The clock was against me, it wasn’t perfect from the start but I pushed on regardless, my… Continue reading Imperfect portrait
Something has clicked in my head. I changed paper and slowed down, I think about composition, colour and tone. I think I’ve just taken another step on the ladder to be coming a better watercolour painter, that makes me happy. This watercolour must have been inspired by my visit last week to Carl Larsson and… Continue reading Making progress …