My weekend by the sea continued with some drawing by the water in the fishing village #skatan . I also looked at some art at the local gallery there and the gallery owner was so nice and friendly. I have been there a couple of times before but I haven’t spoken to her earlier.
I have left the city for a weekend in a small cabin close to the sea. My mission is to get a little inspiration and to paint a lot. I have been drawing a bit but not painting that much lately. I have bought large canvases and brought all of painting stuff out here. The weather is gray and windy, a bit chilly but the air feels really fresh.
Right now I see alot of blues and grayscale but I will be posting pictures by the sea throughout the day! Keep a look out and enjoy!
The painter who inspires me the most is the Swedish painter Hilma af Klint. She was an abstract painter and a spiritist. She was ahead of her time and didn’t think anyone would understand her art so she hid all of her paintings from the world and wrote in her will that they should be exhibited 50 years or so after her death. The past year her exhibition has toured all over and right now you can see her work of art in Denmark. I really whish I could go and see her work but I think I will settle with buying her book for now.
Here you can buy her book:
Here is more info on her as a painter:
Here is an article in swedish about the exhibition in denmark:
Yesterday a friend of mine joined me on the balcony for some interesting conversations and some singing. I got so inspired I decided to make a new album cover for one of her songs just for fun. Her name is Linga Sjöqvist and she is working with several producers in Sweden. I love her voice, its both sweet and deep. And also she is a great model for photography. I always get so inspired when she comes over and sing for me. Some how a musician and a painter is a great combo. She sings when I paint. Together we encourage eachother not to give up on our careers and we are not competing in the same field so there is no extra tension in our creative relationship. I love it! Check this new single out! What do you think?
Tonight I’m watching soccer, england vs italy, and drawing on a new piece of art. Sometimes you can get inspiration on the weirdest of places. In the sofa infront of the tv can actually be a quite good place to start! A little distraction and some noice can be quite helpfull for some people while others need complete silence and no contact with the outer world while working. Which one are you? Noice vs Quiet? Extrovert vs Introvert?
Today I’ve been studying the austrian painter Gustav Klimt for some inspiration. I just love his golden, beige, green and red/orange colours. I’ve never thought about how all of his female figures are in a dream like state with their eyes closed. He only made a few exceptions to this. He also drew a lot of erotic nude sketches that became more popular than he expected it too.
My boyfriend bought me this beautiful book on Gustav Klimt and now I can’t wait untill I get to paint with pure gold. He also found this huge beautiful frame for me in green and gold that I can use for one of my new paintings. It’s 130×100 cm big (51″x31″). So I better get going on some new ideas! I’m thinking my style but with a Gustav Klimt palette!
Today I’m exhibiting my art in a garden by a fountain in the middle of Sundsvall called Vängåvan. We are several local artists showing our latest work. Its the Swedish national day! Please come by and take a look. I will keep you posted with photographs. Unfortunately I have the flu so I don’t know how long I will be attending myselfe but you can see my art from 12-16 o’ clock (12am-4pm) today.