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akvarell watercolor Watercolour

Scandinavian coastal pine

I like this motiv a lot. It was fun to paint. I am experimenting with Daniel Smith high granulation colours. I think this has the feeling or the mood I want to attain with my paintings. It’s not often I am happy with my work but I like this one. ūüėÉ

Scandinavian coastal pine 26 x 36 cm
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akvarell watercolor Watercolour

I needed to save the painting so I drew a duck

The story behind this painting is that it just wasn’t working out.

So I ripped the picture in half horizontally and saved the top half, the sky along with the tops of the trees. There used to be houses along a shoreline on the bottom half. It was this that sucked and had to go.

I was left with some clouds and tree tops. What to do? Well, I used a flying duck to try and save the watercolour. It was the first time I ever painted a duck. I need to practice a bit more.

That’s the story behind this painting. ‚ėļ

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watercolor Watercolour

Somewhere, I can’t remember

I took the reference photo for this watercolour 18 years ago. I wish I could remember where in the archipelago it was, but I can’t. It’s a pity, because I’d like to visit that place again to paint plein air. It’s hard to imagine now, but I did not paint watercolours back then.

To my Swedish friends, does anyone know where it might be?

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watercolor Watercolour

The view from Bullerön

Many famous Swedish artists have visited this island in the Stockholm archipelago. It was the beginning of the 20th century, Bruno Liljefors owned the island and Anders Zorn often visited to go hunting together. I suspect they did a few paintings too.

The view from Buller√∂n: 51×33 cm

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watercolor Watercolour

Sometimes, I paint small

The summer is coming to an end. It’s time for life drawing classes and watercolours in the studio.

When I find it hard to start a watercolour, I often paint in small formats to help me get going. This is 17x13cm. I painted in my hotel room in Montreal recently.

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Plein air

More from Brittany

Here are a few sketches that weren’t completed while I was in France. I finished them later in the studio. I always enjoy myself in Paimpol and Ploubazlanec. Nice memories as usual.

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Plein air watercolor Watercolour

Painting the view of Ploubazlanec

This is the last watercolour I will show from my trip to France. The house belongs to my mother-in-law. It’s a beautiful, peaceful place, as you can see. A young man lives in the van, he’s been there for four years. It’s the way it is. I look forward to visiting again next year.

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The tide is out, it’s time to paint

I mentioned in my last post that I liked it best when the tide was out. Looking through my watercolours from the trip to Brittany it’s clear that it is so. These were painted just outside of Paimpol harbour. Lots of abandoned boats to try and capture. I had a lot of fun that day.

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Plein air watercolor Watercolour

Tidal watercolour painting

I just love it in Brittany. So nice to go out painting everyday while visiting my mother-in-law in Ploubazlanec. The tides are pretty extreme. A ten metre difference between high and low. The view of the sea is always changing. I enjoy trying to capture the low tides best.