Dress Code

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When I paint people a personality behind the faces emerge. Unintentionally a little story tells me why and what I need to include or exclude in a painting. I tend to exclude more than I include but even so, in my head I have the full story.

The Swedish summer this year was cold. My sleeveless dress on the closet door was ready to be worn but it waited in vain. The few hot summer days we had I managed to be away at even colder places.

The dress never got used. But it did give me an idea to do some paintings. Can you tell a personality of the owner of a dress by the way I paint it? By approaching the tree canvases in different manners I aimed to show a personality behind it.

From left to right: Order or Chaos. Life is simple. It is what it is.

Size 92×73 cm. Mixed media on canvas. Deep edge.

Ordningochkaos

Order or chaos. Mixed media on canvas. 92×73 cm. Deep edge.

Livetärenkelt

Life is simple. Mixed media on canvas. 92×73 cm. Deep edge.

Detärsomdetär

It is what it is. Mixed media on canvas. 92×73 cm. Deep edge.

When I paint people a personality behind the faces emerge. Unintentionally a little story tells me why and what I need to include or exclude in a painting. I tend to exclude more than I include but even so, in my head I have the full story.

The Swedish summer this year was cold. My sleeveless dress on the closet door was ready to be worn but it waited in vain. The few hot summer days we had I managed to be away at even colder places.

The dress never got used. But it did give me an idea to do some paintings. Can you tell a personality of the owner of a dress by the way I paint it? By approaching the tree canvases in different manners I aimed to show a personality behind it.

From left to right: Order or Chaos. Life is simple. It is what it is.

Size 92×73 cm. Mixed media on canvas. Deep edge.

Fresh flowers on a friday.

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IMG_4312

Pink Ladies, 40×54. Oil on canvas.

Angels and softness. I start working with brushes, with colors on the palette that I like. Slowly the image emerges and as I go along with it, I get a sudden urge of what the painting needs. A different approach. More life. This is not a still life. It needs motion. It needs a credit card, (old one:-) to move around the paint so that something happens. It is not a still life. It is life. And in real life one definitely needs a credit card. To buy some fresh flowers on a friday.

I was left alone …

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… with my thoughts.

I am a slow thinker. Not mainly because I don’t have the capacity to think fast. It is just a little crowded in there so each new spark of a thought has a hell of a job to get to the finish line. And when that happens everybody left and I have no one to share my thoughts with.

Title of painting: I was left alone, and thought that I first and foremost should find out where _ _ _ _ was going. (Oil on canvas, 40x40cm)

Jagsattensamkvar

What’s the weather got to do with it?

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novembermorgon

Morning of November. Oil on canvas. 45x45cm

Pitch black outside the window. Daytime, grey sky. The nature vaugely showing of a distinct color. The cold air leaving skin and lips in a pale purple tone. Everything outside is turned down.

So what do I paint? Lavish green landscape with bright red flowers and orange, yellow flower buds full of promise! Colors madly running over the canvas.

Nope.

I paint what I am in.

The dark.

And enjoying it. There is a huge variety of values to be found in a toned down painting. As most swedes do when the dark season is over us we go inside and so do my manner of painting. It is still life.

PÅ MINA VÄGGAR/ON MY WALLS

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Vår Salong på Edsvik Konsthall i Sollentuna är en samlingsutställning, 10-15 januari. Vi har med tio målningar var.

Vernissagemingelbild. | Opening day of Art Show:

Varsalongcollage

Fler bilder på mina målningar och jag dagen efter vernissaget.  Foto: Ronny Seijersen

Från vänster: Damen med fågeln, Merula l, Jag själv, Mingel, Systrar.

Från vänster: Damen med fågeln, Merula l, Jag själv, Mingel, Systrar.

Från vänster: Semester I, Jag själv igen, City-Girl-Bird, Semester ll.

Från vänster: Semester I, Jag själv igen, City-Girl-Bird, Semester ll.

We were 8 artists exhibiting and we had about ten paintings each. Here is me with some of my oilpaintings.

UTSTÄLLNING/ART SHOW

Paintings
CityGirlBird. Olja på duk. (Oil on canvas) 32x29 cm

CityGirlBird. Olja på duk. (Oil on canvas) 32×29 cm

Under hösten har jag haft ateljéplats ute vid Edsvik Konsthall i Sollentuna. Det har varit fantastiskt (nästan alltid:-)) att kunna ägna mer tid åt att måla och att försöka utveckla mitt egna bildspråk. En konst i sig.

På lördag visar jag och mina ateljékollegor det vi arbetat med under hösten.
Kom och mingla med oss!

VÅR SALONG
Edsviks Konsthall (Väst), Landsnoravägen 42
Vernissage kl 11-15
Invigning av Ricardo Donoso kl 13.30

This last fall I have shared a painting studio with 7 other artists. Now it is time to show what we have been working/laughing/crying/painting/givenup/felt happy about. So on Saturday we will open our artshow at: Edsvik Konsthall i Sollentuna. Our work is done, now it is time to enjoy.

EDSVIK HÖSTSALONG. 2014

Paintings

EdsviksHöstsalong2014

Jag och min pojke “Växa upp”, Olja på duk, 68×68 cm på, stolta deltagare i Höstsalongen på Edsviks Konsthall. En fantastiskt färgstark utställning med 90 konstnärer från Sverige och Danmark. Foto: Ulrike Nordquist/myartgallery.se

Me and my little boy: “Growing up” at The Fall Art Show at Edsviks Konsthall. Ninety artists from Sweden and Denmark are showing fantastic art. I am proud to be one of them. Photo: Ulrike Nordquist/myartgallery.se