Monday, June 29, 2009

at the beach

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday and fairy tales

Yesterday I saw the Elsa Beskow exhibition at the Watercolour museum in Skärhamn. Her children's books contain fairy tale worlds. But the heat and the bright light of the day was very far away from fairy tales. It felt like two different worlds ... or so I thought until I saw the water lily.

Friday, June 26, 2009


surprise was the weekword given by Sandra.
Other participants this week are :
cecilia, anairam, fruenswerk, aris, aimee and esti .

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Net Art

with the Net Art Generator you can create art pieces from images on internet. The program uses google and you enter a title that will be used as a search word. Several images will then be combined/merged. I of course tried it out with my own name as the title - and voilà: the two art pieces in this post were generated. (Most pictures turned out to be from my 2 years of blogging. These were the best ones though... some were really boring )

Monday, June 22, 2009

summer circles

note to self: remember to take time off now and then not to miss out on summer.

Connected to my butterflies: "the great contemporary art bubble" by ben lewis - can be watched at svtplay and you could watch it a BBC iplayer before.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


One painting is finished. (It's approx 65 x 95 cm - click to see bigger) My goal is 10 new paintings by September 1.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

back on Monday

I'll be back on Monday

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Tomorrow I'll be moving all my supplies and so on to my new studio. The studio won't be ready for working there until mid August, but storage is possible from now. So I'll make my mother happy - she has let me temporarily store "my studio" in her attic - and do this NOW. (I'm keeping some material for working over summer though)

Today I'm doing some inventory and getting rid of old stuff. Some of the things have been with me since 1993 and my first studio ... I've just kept moving them to the next studio and the next one... without touching it in between. Be gone unnecessary things and lousy old art pieces!

Friday, June 12, 2009

IKEA Family

Esti chose the weekword Family. Other participants this week are : cecilia, anairam, nathalie et cetera, fruenswerk, aris, aimee, jenna, trinsch, and kristi.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

disturbing butterflies

I shouldn't leave the window open when I'm painting; all these insects (today it was butterflies) seem to be attracted by the strong colours in my paintings. It can be annoying. One of the girls in a painting got really pissed off after lunch.

The work in progress society on flickr

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

white vibes

The painting formerly know as Messenger is back in business again. Though now I've reached the same state in three paintings: decision time. So I decided to leave that for tomorrow and checked out the gallery where I'll exhibit in a year instead - with nice white wooden floor.

Tomorrow's big question: take some decisions - or postpone it and start another painting?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

yellow inspiration

I just felt that there should be this vivid yellow colour - like an inspiration. Then I took a photo of my work in progress ... and realized where the inspiration came from: the coffee cup.

Josefin Skön

Sunday, June 07, 2009

T-rex is a girl

I'm not the only one being creative at home...

OK - I've been happy about getting myself a new studio, but I must admit it feels a bit small when you see these Chinese artists' studios
I like this painting by Chen Ku even though it's a little bit too sweet for me. Wang Qingsong' Another battle series.

Friday, June 05, 2009


Thereza chose the weekword Scale and this is my interpretation ... and this week I didn't cheat! To find the other participaters this week see Therezas blog

Thursday, June 04, 2009

from my point of view

Starting a painting is the most fun of it all. Anything is possible. But when you realize that you are getting somewhere with it, it is so easy to lose some of the fun. There are days when I just want to start a new painting and another one and another one ...

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

over the bridge and back

Today I biked over the bridge to the other side of the river Göta to have a look at my new studio. I'm not going to be able to work there until middle August (it's going to be painted white and fixed up a bit) - but it's happening! Eric Magassa has done a great job studio hunting for us and it's going to end up being a couple of separate studios sharing kitchen and bathrooms. Thank you Eric! I'm just so happy about it!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

long time no paint

This spring I've mostly worked with other materials than painting, but today it was time again. It feels gooooood...

Brian Willmont
paints mostly in gouache

Monday, June 01, 2009

so much like summer

The sky is so blue and the light is so strong and the day has been so warm.