Wednesday, August 26, 2009

View 2 of Aarghards street.

This is 11x14 oil on panel.

So now im off to Madrid to see some awesome art and paint some kick-ass urban milieus. Sorolla show is gonna be great. Hopefully ill be able to update regularly, but since this is a tech free trip, I don't know when Ill encounter an internet cafe where i can plug in my digicamera.

After those two weeks, I'm off to England to see Oxford, Bury st Edmunds and London, where the following swhows await me. "Corot to Monet, a landscape show", the Waterhouse show and "Turner and the masters"

These shows will be photographed sneakily and reviewed here.

Cant wait!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Paulies House

Oil on linen 11x14

Monday, August 24, 2009

Final watercolor of Dalhem

I had alot of fun doing this, quite the change from doing oils! Refreshing so to speak.

it is 12x16 inches on Arches Hotpress. I do believe I shall get some of that thick Arches, no stretching!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

This is my box

The palette goes on the outside. Another magnet holds it in place, and the tripod is tied to the other side using hooks.

Capped droppers with Grahams walnut alkyd and some Clarified linseed oil. They have some washers glued to the bottom, and there are Neodymium magnets drilled in to the wood, for easy access. I usually start by covering the panel with the alkyd, saves me from mixing it with all the paints. I use the linseed oil to soften the paint. Its usually dry to to the touch the following day.

A collapsible watercontainer with a aluminum wire coiled up inside, perfect brushwasher!

This is the lid that holds one each of the following wet 3mm panels at the same time. 12x16,11x14,9x12 and 6x8.

Another Neodyme magnet holds the palette knife in place.

More Magnets that hold the pallate in place in the box. I used to have detachable hinges, where you´d have to remove and replace the sprints each time, this is so much more conveniet. Plus no sprints to loose!

The umbrella holder made for a babystroller. Its flexible in all directions, with mean that I can move it to follow the sun. Its awesome! I took a strip of wood and drilled a bunch of holes in it, and more holes in the Box, so it has an extra arms length to go up. I still need to find a white collapsible umbrella to fit in the hole, and Ill be set to go! The one that came with it is a bit too small. It only covers the box, and not me when it pours. as you'll see in the next post.

This gave me the most headaches, how to have an adjustable panelholder. I was in a 99cent store, and I saw these holders made for glass. They are perfect! Problem solved from the 99store (again!)

EVERYTHING fits snuggly inside.

I love her damn it! (Platonic love between a man and a wooden box, of course)

This is Mark II btw, Mark 1 is in the thrash...

This is how she started out .

Every time I start setting her up I feel a little like Nordberg in this scene from The Naked Gun....

Finally! Some nice weather!

Why couldn't the entire summer be like this?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day studies of a house in Båstad,

and a very beautiful one at that. Its reminds me of Pippi Longstockings house for some reason. These are watercolors in preparation for a larger oil painting. Perfect light hits at bout 5 am so it'll be early mornings for me!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Torekov and some crazy weather.

This is the "Lotshuset" in Torekov. I have never seen weather change so rapidly. From Sunshine to HAIL storm in about 20 min! I did a watercolor that came out as you can imagine, huddled under a tiny roof. When the weather cleared I did this.

"Lotshuset in Torekov, after the storm"