Thursday, December 24, 2015

The girl: "I've got his wallet."

oil on canvas
23 x 33 cm

Sometimes, things are not what they seem to be.


The Harbor

55 x 46 cm
oil on canvas

We took a kite and attached a camera to it, then we walked down the coast of Brantevik while the kite was about 100 m in the air and the camera took pictures at regular intervals.  The reference  photo for this painting is from the kite walk. It is the south harbor of Brantevik.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The General's Horse

graphite on paper
A4 (21 x 30 cm)

This is a drawing of a statue in the Glypoteket in Copenhagen. It is not a live horse, but a horse of a warrior from another century.
It is not a happy horse. Today we would say the horse is behind the bit, meaning that his nose is behind the vertical. This usually indicates that the rider has a harsh hand and pulled the horse's nose towards its neck via brute force with the bit, a piece of iron laying in the horses mouth. The open mouth is also a testament to the rider's strong hand, if the mouth were closed, the nose would be even more behind the vertical. This must be very uncomfortable for the horse.
The horse is well muscled and conditioned.  It is well groomed and his mane braided for the occasion, and the bridle has a golden trim. The warrior, who is not in the sketch and was broken in the statue, is also dressed in full armor.  While majestic the horse also shows pain and oppression.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Slave

Graphite on Paper

This is a drawing of the sculpture "The Slave" by Stephan Sinding, 1913. You can find the sculpture at the Glypoteket in Copenhagen.

The slave has an expression of defiance and fight against his position in life and his oppressors. He is strong, made strong by the physical work he has to do as a slave, and he is oppressed by forces stronger than him. But, we realize that he has a chance at getting his freedom, and with his attitude he is free even though he is physically tied.

The drawing is an original, one of a kind, drawn with led pencil on an A4 page (21 x 30 cm). It ships unframed as shown in the photo.
$70 + shipping
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Ludvig van Beethoven

graphite on paper

Bust by Eugine Guillaume, 1870

Beethoven is an inspiring figure.  He lived only 56 years and wrote a huge amount of great music. He was also a virtuoso pianist. He lost his hearing when he was 30, and when he was 40 he stopped performing because his hearing was too bad. In the end he was totally deaf. He was already deaf when he wrote the 9th symphony.
Can you imagine writing music without being able to hear it ? He must have had an imagination that was more real than reality. I often think, the worst that could happen to me is to loose my eyesight, I could no longer paint. Maybe I would start to sculpt. Anyway I have outlived Beethoven already.
His funeral was attended by 20,000 people, he influenced millions.


Graphite on paper

Sculpture by Stefan Sinding, 1912

Friday, December 11, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Oil on cavas
20 x 20 cm

$70 + shipping

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015


27 x 35 cm
oil on board

$100 + shipping

She Said He Said

27 x 35 cm
oil on canvas

$100 + shipping

Friday, October 30, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

D - for Dahlias

20 x 20 cm
Oil on Canvas

$70 + shipping

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Brantevik rocks

13 x 18 cm
watercolor on paper

$50 + shipping

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Red Chair Salon

oil on canvas
20 x 20 cm

$100 + shipping

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Time well Wasted

oil on Canvas
22 x 27 cm

$100 + shipping

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

R - is for Ribbons

oil on canvas
20 x 20 cm

$80 + shipping

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The ABC of Stuff - for the collector and the perfect Christmas gift

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“The ABC of Stuff” is an alphabet of still lifes, one for each letter. For example, “A - is for Apple” and “Q - if for Q-tips”. By the way, Q was not easy.  The paintings are small (20 - 30 cm), so they fit on any wall in the hallway, kitchen, living or dining room wall, and they can be combined into a group for a larger space. They are the perfect gift - original and tasteful.

Become a collector, because you can have a voice of what art should be. Choose a painting from the “ABC of Stuff” at my on-line gallery at: