Sunday, December 30, 2012

Vegetables documented

Onions and apples

My friend Ann calls these little still lives ... vegetables documented. While I agree, they are still useful exercises, as the musician does scales, the artist paints veggies.

Watercolor 9"x12"

Saturday, December 29, 2012

In the pool

The view when swimming in the pool.

Watercolor 9"x11"

December 24th

Winter solstice in Lund, this is the second version. Which is more effective?

watercolor 9"x12"

Maybe I should not be parked here

Lund at noon on the solstice.

Watercolor 9"x11"

Swedish flag and Domkirken

A cloudy day today,a view from Stadsparken on Domkirken.

Watercolor 6"x10"

Monday, December 24, 2012


Watercolor 9x12"

I have been going to the pool to swimm and enjoy the scenery with all the bubbles and blues.

Still ... only 3 colors: winsor blue, winsor yelllow, and alyzarine

Coastal scene

watercolor 9x12"

Did this in class with Måns Sjöberg:



This is from my graphite sketch of the little church in Kandersteg. I stick with my three colors, and did this very quickly in the akvarell class by Måns Sjöberg:

So many Books, so little Time, I just look at this Flower

Watercolor 9x13"

Nowadays I use only the tree colors: winsor blue, winsor yellow, and permanent alyzarin. Now I have a super small painting kit with only these three colors, one brush size 10, an H pencil and an eraser.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cello player

the cellist in color

watercolor 11x15


From the life drawing class

Watercolor 11 x15

Napping naked

This is from our life drawing session.

Watercolor 11x15


A friend of a friend has sheep so she can train her sheep dog.

Watercolor 11 x 15


Friday, November 2, 2012

My Grandmother's Sweater

Could not resists to paint the stunning colors.

Watercolor 12x15"

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Kandersteg - alpen blick

This is a half hour up the mountain to the east from Kandersteg.

12x15" graphite on paper

Lund Cathedral - sketch

This is the sketch for the color version below.

11x15" graphite on paper

The Cellist

The Cellist. He rents a room at my Mother's house. He is only 20 years old and plays amazing.

12x15" graphite on Paper

Bar-code Woman

Mixing the man made with the nature made. Trying to make sense of it all.

11x14" watercolor on Fabriano 140 lbs. Cold Press

Oeschensee #2

Another sketch of the Oeschensee.
The lake 1 hour walk up the mountain from Kandersteg.

15 x 12 graphite on paper

Oeschensee #1

This is a beauty of a lake, nestled in the Berner Oberland, Switzerland.

Oeschensee, 12 x 14" graphite on paper

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I wonder what the neighbor is wearing

This is our kitchen window, and it looks into the building across the street's window. Sometimes the neighbor is wearing ... nothing.

I am sick today, staying home from work and painting quietly my cozy surroundings.

Watercolor 9x12"

I can't Believe I Live Here

Our apartment is under to roof in an old (1900) building. The roof is red as can be, and there is an onion in the corner. The windows you see is our living room. To get this view I stand on our terrace and look around the corner.

Watercolor 9x12"


A very nice quite place to draw is our 1000 year old cathedral.

Watercolor 9x12"


Friday, September 14, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Another study of the cathedral in Lund.

Watercolor 11x15'


Skanör, the southern most tip of Sweden is a long empty beach with rows of tiny colorful beach huts. Some are only reachable by bike.

15x11 Watercolor



Landskrona, Sweden.  This is on the west coast of Skane, the take off spot for the ferry to the island Vin.

Watercolor 11x15"

Saturday, August 11, 2012

You brought the tent - right?

Typical Norwegian summer weather. Storerikvollen is close to the Swedish border about 300 miles from Oslo.

9x11" watercolor on paper

Lund - botanical garden

Saturday morning sketch in the Botanincal Garden in Lund.

18 x 24" pastel on paper

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Storerikvallen, in Norway near the Swedish border. A 21 km hike from Sylarna.


Storvålen is the starting point for the hikes in the Jämtland, in Sweden near the Norwegian border.

Oil lamp at the Blahammern Fjellstation.

Oil lamp at the Blahammern Fjallstation.
graphite on paper, 11"x14"

Sylarna 2


1700 m high mountain in the Sweden, 63 degrees north


Sylarna 11"x14", graphite on paper

Sylarna is in the middle of Sweden, which is 63 degrees north, only four degrees south of the arctic circle.

These were sketches done on rest days of a 90 km hike.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Botanical Garden in Lund

paining outdoors at Lund's botanical garden.

Pastel on paper, 22"x11"

Lund's Domkirkan

Domkiran, the cathedral in Lund.

Pastel on paper 20"x11"

Water lillies

Painting outdoors at the botanical garden.

Pastel on paper 20"x11"

Citadell Cafee

This is the cafe at the Citadell in Landskrona, on the west coast of Sweden.

Pastel on paper 20 x11

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kandersteg Switzerland. The view from my hotel "Blumlisalp".

11x17"- pencil on paper
 Kandersteg, Switzerland
Faulensee, near Spiez Switzerland.

If you are ever in Switzerland, I recommend you see Faulensee and Kandersteg.  Two towns in the alps.


Catania, Sicily. A lively, sunny, city, but full of cars.

A3 Graphite on paper