Inktober Day 14 – Clock

It´s ice cream o´clock… again.

My craving for sweets proportionately increases with the decrease in daylight hours.

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The living room table is showing traces of inktober as well.

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Icelandic Farm Life

Another prompt from #WorldWatercolorMonth. I turned the farm life into an Icelandic farm life.

At the end of spring, farmers will bring their sheep up into the mountains, where they will roam wild and free during the summer months. In the beginning of September  farmers will go out and start gathering them again. This is called Réttir – the annual sheep round-up.

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A new place for Bambi

It’s all about old paintings that found a new home this week. This one is adding a splash of colour to a friends apartment in Reykjavik. And he was so nice to take a more that professional picture of it when I asked him for a random shot. I think I will ask him to photograph my new paintings once they are finished. He definitely did a good job and knows what he is doing.

As he wrote me: “I used a 50mm fixed lens, with shadowless ring light, 7 exposure bracket with deep zoom detail and color accuracy to photograph your print.”

Takk fyrir!

 

Bambi (2)

 

Exhibition in Reykjavík

Yes, all the works I’ve been painting in June like a mad woman I just put up at this small gallery space in downtown Reykjavik.

The exhibition is titled “What animal are you?”

So if you are around and feel like dropping by you are more than welcome.

The paintings will be on display at Kingdom Withing Tattoo Studio and Gallery, Skólavörðustígur 24, 101 Reykjavík  from September 1st to September 23. 

Opening times are Mo – Fr, 10 – 5pm.

See you there!

 

 

Desert Fox II

And dester fox number 2. I thought they look really cute…

And this has nothing to do with this, but I am just reading Flaubert and came across this quote that I liked:

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. – Gustave Flaubert

Desert Fox I

My first desert fox. I discovered them when a colleague asked “What kind of animal do you look like?” and she said that she would be a desert fox.

Time for another siesta…

I posted a picture of this painting the first time a couple of months ago when it was still a work in progress. So here finally the finished version of it.

And regarding the title… Maybe I just like taking naps so much ^^ (see here for Siesta I & Siesta II)

And I’m getting wings (again)…

Seems like I like similar titles or maybe I just lack imagination for better names (see here Wings I & Wings II) . But here is another follow up painting in the same style as Siesta III. The two kind of complement each other on the wall. It was never intended but somehow just happened.

Time for new stuff

After I felt like uploading a bunch of photos I took here and there the other day, I thought it is about time to put some of the things up I’ve been painting in Reykjavik in June like crazy.

Say hello to Mr. Squirrel.

Where Elves And Puffins Play Hide And Seek

Did you know that there are loads of elves out there in Iceland?  I went to discover them in the fjord of Borgarfjörður eystri.

Mole the World II

Forgot to post this one. The second mole for Mole the World Project, which you can find also in their gallery. Plus many more moles. You can also send them your own moles ^^

Something old and something new

I realized only now that I had a bunch of pictures of older drawings and paintings that I never put online. So I just made an update to the artwork pages.

I’m trying my water colour skills at the moment and some pictures of the latest works that have been inspired by Iceland should be up soon.

Meanwhile you can read here what I have been up to with the Grapevine and on a glacier in Iceland.

On Langjökull
On Langjökull