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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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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. 😃

Scandinavian coastal pine 26 x 36 cm
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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 Bullerön: 51×33 cm

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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.