I had an amazing week staying mainly in the town of Calella but I also visited, Pals, Cadaqués and Girona. Here are my watercolours from the trip. The great thing about painting outdoors for a week it that you gain such a connection with the landscape you are in. A photograph is only ever an image.
After weeks of illness it is so nice to be watercolouring again. I was very frustrated not being well enough to paint but I am recovering and I feel a lot better now. I am very focused on improving myself these days so I throw myself into areas that are uncomfortable. Zones like portrait painting and urban scenes, I also feel I can improve a lot in the painting light. This what I am focused on this week.
I was very happy with the prominent position I got at this years watercolour exhibition at Väsby Konsthall. The opening was yesterday and it will run until the 15th of May.
Don’t forget my first solo exhibition next Saturday on the 23rd at Galleri T in Gamla Stan.
As a web designer, I help promote everything to do with horse betting and horse culture here in Sweden. My office is right next to the national trotting track (Solvalla) and so I see horses every day. It struck me a while back that they are just as interesting to study and draw as humans, such elegant creatures. I dedicated this weekend to drawing and painting them, to see if I could be as good as Joseph Zbukvic! No chance, I have a number of apprentice years left I’m afraid. I had fun doing them though, the weekend just zipped by. For all three paintings I used photos as reference care of Kanal 75.
“Spring”, Fabriano Artistico gf 300g/m2 38 x 28 cm.
I bought this wonderful book by Karl Mårtens at, Konst & Folk Gallery. I really like karl’s approach to watercolouring, a mixture of Zen Buddhism, Scandinavian simplicity, Japanese calligraphy and natural artistic talent. I had a look around on the internet and have not found it so you’ll need to visit the gallery if you want to buy it.