Dress Code

Comment of the day, Paintings

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.

I was left alone …

Comment of the day, Paintings

… 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

Gubbarna hänger med

Comment of the day, Paintings

Det är fyra år mellan den översta något funderande mannen och de undre. Varför tittar de alltid till vänster och vad är det med dessa gubbar som pockar på när jag ska måla. Ibland får dom vara med, ibland målar jag brutalt över deras nyllen och kala hjässor. Nu hade jag ingen chans. De skulle bara vara med på duken. Hade inte vågat annat.

What about these old men? Four years has passed from the serious looking man on the top till the two bold angry looking men on the bottom. Very often I just ignore them and keep painting towards something else but this weekend I had no chance. They needed to get out.

Partypeople in Stockholm!

Paintings, Shop

Akrylmålningarna 20×20 cm, (tillsammans med 18 andra) hänger nu i trappan på Garden Bistro & Design i Sickla Köpcenter i Nacka.

These paintings 20x20cm, and 18 others are now exhibited on the wall of Garden Bistro & Design in Stockholm, Sweden.

“On it’s way out”. Acrylics on canvas. 32×22 cm. Sold!

Akrylfärgerna väntar otåligt …

Paintings

I september så ska jag ställa ut mina tavlor i trappan på Garden Bistro & Design i Sickla, Nacka. Så nu när jag sitter layoutar en bok så pockar färgerna på uppmärksamhet och fingrarna kliar. Ofast målar jag i olja men jag har märkt att när jag har kortare tid på mig att måla så passar akryl bätter. Snabbare medium för snabbare approach. Målningarna blir oftast mer spontana och kanske “ytligare”. Precis som livet. Ibland är man på ytan och ibland vill man gå djupare. Allt hänger ihop.

In september I am going to exhibit my paintings at Garden Bistro & Design here in Nacka, Stockholm. While doing some layoutwork my acrylictubes are staring at me, anxious to come to use.

Nya tavlor från mitt staffli./New paintings.

Paintings

Titel: “Cat wants a snack”. Oil on canvas. Size 100 x 72 cm.(Named after the book my son got from Godmother Cozy in Colorado.)

Titel: “Blue-eyed-girl”. Oil on canvas. Size 35 x 35 cm. (Who that is I, I don’t know.)

All pictures ©Caroline Roberts. You may borrow one for personal use on the internet. Please refer/link to my blog.