Love your body as it is, because it is one of the most beautiful things an artist can sketch and also the hardest.
Red charcoal on Canson XL croquis 90g/m2 made on Sundsvalls arts collective by me. Just sharing some #Inspiration and #Love
Here is some more inspiration from the ocean colors. I just love the calming blue colors and the fresh air by the sea that bring new ideas and more flow into your life.
This weekend has been wonderful. All the colors by the ocean really inspires me as usual. The deep red, blues and sandy beige. The ocean air in my lungs, the sun kissing my skin and the trees comfort surrounding me. The weather has been phenomenal. It usually isn’t in northern Sweden, we are located as north as Alaska is in the Us. So naturally we have daylight 24/7 right now which creates this amazing light with pink skies in the evening.
All those pink pastels really sets the mood for something new…
This is at the arts collective in Sundsvall, Sweden. Finally I am working with collagraphy again. I have started the fall semester with a sketch of a cat in black and red. This is my colluege from tonight. I really enjoy talking to him while working and its funny, he was wearing black and red tonight. I really must say that belonging to a group of painters makes you work harder and it inspires you. Thank you Herman for your company.
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:
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!
Art and Music goes hand in hand some how. When I draw I do it in a certain rythm and what I make depends on what kind of rythm I have on the inside that day or what kind of music I listen to. Tonight I have started a new drawing about a water and a fire dragon. In the company of some new friends and great live music the energy in the drawing is really positive and powerful. If you ever need inspiration listen to some live music!!!!
The fastest way to open up to creativity is to doodle. No matter if you are a painter, a musician or a banker when you doodle you activate the right side of the brain. It’s a great idea to doodle when you are not thinking about it, like when you are speaking on the phone or are at a cafe with friends. When you do something creative and let go of all of your thoughts you get into a flow state of mind which is a very good form of active meditation.
For more info see this article in the chicago tribune: The benefits of doodling. The Chicago Tribune.
I haven’t been drawing for a while now but this weekend I finished one drawing and started on a new one. Another Phoenix is coming up 😉 I don’t know why I am so facsinated by this creature. Maybe it’s because I am alot like the Poenix Bird; I have times of glory when I spread my wings and sore, full of color and life and also I have long periods of time when my life turnes into ashes and I keep a low profile, gather new knowledge and strength.
I think it’s time for me to get out of my little “cave” soon and make some art. I only have a few paintings left to do for another solo exhibition. But the thing is.. I’m in love right now and all I want to do is spend time with my favoutite person in the world and snuggle! 😉 I love him so.. At least I get a lot of inspiration from Love and will have a lot of stories to tell in my upcoming art.