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Our future

I am preparing for a pine tree themed watercolour exhibition in the autumn. Our Future: 36 x 26 cm

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Beautiful Brittany

I came back from my annual visit to beautiful Brittany at the weekend. I had lots of family time and really good food. 🙂

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Live portrait painting

I tried my hand at live portrait painting last week. It was very challenging as I am not used to painting a long pose. The model wasn’t very happy, honestly! But he did have two eyes. I seem to have lost one of his eyeballs. Sorry about that Mr. Model!
Thank you Farigh Ghaderi Art Studio! 🙂

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Stockholm – Mariehamn

I played with Lunar Black paint from Daniel Smith in this watercolour . If you look closely at the top and bottom of the painting, you will see a lot of pigment granulation. Lots of fun.

The reference picture for this watercolour was taken a number of years ago. I was cycling home one evening, the water was so calm, it was like a mirror. A beautiful scene. I’ve tried my best to capture the moment.

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Memory lane

I had my first exhibition at “Galleri T” back in April 2016. It was a great success, and it was an important step in my development. A lot of my friends bought paintings. I learned later that selling watercolours is more of a challenge when people you know have bought their fill.
Galleri T is situated in the Old Town in Stockholm, quite close to the Royal Palace.

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The slow life in Sicilian Lipari

I spent a number of years sailing in the Mediterranean. I was a guest on my father in law’s sailing boat. It was a privilege to spend two weeks just cruising. Delicious meals in small harbour towns. Slowly making our way from one point on the map to another. Nice, very nice.

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Unseen to be seen

I am very happy and honoured to feature in this mini catalogue titled ‘Unseen to be seen’. It is an exhibition of watercolours only 8 x 5 cm in size. This is the brainchild of Rajat Subhra Bandopadhyay.

He contacted me 4 years ago and asked if I would like to participate in the mini exhibition with watercolour masters from around the world. I was quite shocked and later flattered that he would consider me to be a master.

Unfortunately, this was 2020. Covid came and ruined the party. The project was put on ice and that was that.

But out of the blue, Rajat contacted me a few weeks back. I was truly delighted that he managed to publish the catalogue after all this time. I wish him the best of luck with this and any other project he has in the pipeline.

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Summer houses by the shore

We sail a lot during the summer. The closer you are to Stockholm the more houses there are. For us it’s a warning, it means we need to keep sailing east for a few hours until we are in the outer archipelago.

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From a reference photo

I am delighted that I am actually painting in the studio during the winter months. My mental-health suffers badly at this time, especially these last few years. The situation has improved though. It’s not perfect, but I am able to function again thanks to professional help. It’s fantastic to be regularly painting again

I painted this watercolour from a photo I’d taken during the summer. It’s a bit of a cheat, the couple were never there. I think that’s called creative licence. I really do prefer to paint outdoors, to be in nature. It’s -8 celsius outside here in Stockholm, and it’s snowing. The studio feels pretty good right now.

36 x 26 cm
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