European painter in the US part2

Since I got here I have only worked on my Illustrations but now I have all of the materials gathered to start with my oil paintings. I have bought a new paper I have never tried before; arches oil paper. I have worked with oil on paper before, both in my early youth and in my printmaking classes.

I am so excited to try it. One of my biggest inspirations is Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) and she painted on huge papers back in the 1900s.

#arches #oilpaper is available both by the yard and in smaller pieces but I have found that they are still hard to come by.
#archesoilpaper #aisandberg #aisandbergusa

The Art Prize

My gosh what an exhausting two days it has been. I finally handed in my art works for the international Aesthetica Magazine art prize. I have been working towards this for a week now since the magazine told me about this. I felt confident that I would make it on time despite the flu I just had. But then one of my paintings had a little accident on sunday and it was supposed to be handed in on monday!!!!

But luckily the deadline got extended to tuesday and I had to work around the problem and choose a different path. I handed in two oil monotypes and two illustrations. Here above you can see my illustration “Crystalline”.