Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A few sketches from the local library in Båstad!

You might wonder where I managed to find this sunny spot in the middle of the winter! Well in fact, this is a quick warm up study of a famous landscape artist called William Merritt Chase. Studies like these are very valuable because I get a glimpse in to how a master solved similar problems that I am faced with when I go out painting.

This is quite small, only 20 cmx17 cm. It did the job though, and I am now better equipped for the summertime!

I love cafesketching, and since Båstad has very few cafes open during the winter, I thought Id head over to the library. Not very many people there either! I managed to capture a few unsuspectfulls.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

I just opened 1/1 Gallery in Båstad

and here are some pics of the paintings framed. Photo from the opening are at the bottom! They are pleine airs from this summer. Some have been retouched in the studio.

"Aghardsgatan högsommar"

"Aghardsgatan efter skyfallet"


"Huset tittar"

"NYC Public Library Lion 1"

"NYC Public Library Lion 2"

"I Sorollas fotspår, Toledos stadsbro"

"Sinarpsdalen en mulen eftermiddag"


"Raka vägen ner"

"Madrids Regenter"


"Vincents Kabin"

"Lotsen klarar stormen"

"Kallbadhuset prep"


"Golfbanan tidig morgon"

"De gamla i hamnen"

"Ensam kvar"

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some from Bury St Edmunds in England, and one from london

Bury has an awesome old ruin of a convent in the middle of a huge park.

Ruin, 9"x1 2"

Cathedral in Bury, 11" x 14"

Regents Park in London, 8"x 6"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Here are three pleine airs from my Madrid trip.

Lions at Parc de Retiro 11"x 14"

Sunset at Parc de Retiro 8"x 16"

Toledo Bridge 11"x 14"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sketches from the trip to Madrid

These two were done on my way to gothenburg on the Train.

If anyone has been to Nerfertiti house club in Gothenburg, you might recognize this guy, about 60 years old and dances like a madman. Better living through chemistry ftw!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Seasons change.

Before uploading skteches and paintings doenon my trip, i thought id show these, two different times of day (and seasons) in Båstad. When I came back from Madrid, the leaves on the vines had gone from bright green to a deep blood red. Very Nice!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The New Studio space

Here we go, the new 600 sq foot studio, 50 sq meters for all you metric heads, empty (except for some of the previous tenants stuff) and pristine. I got my gear in there yesterday, and today is organizing time! Photos will come later, i will post some pics of all my studios and compare them. Till then, this is what it looks like.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

More from the masters studio!

Here are some of Sorollas tiny alla primas, done on whatever seemed to be at hand. THese were amazing, and great so see, especially after seeing the enormous pleine airs at the Prado. (No pics). His house was great, almost noone there, and you could take all the photos you wanted. Me and Nate even painted in his garden (complete disaster, ill post it later anyway) One amazing thing was that when we went to Toledo to paint, we could go to the same places where he painted from, and we did. Future posts will show them. It was such privilege to paint, and then go back to his house to see how HE painted it.