Portrait 15, some hair dye

A bit of a dry period in May, family and friends visiting. I have missed my studio, but I belive a little break can be good. Like a summer shower, it cleans everything up, it settles the dust. The other … Read More

Portrait 14: Sofie

Acrylics on canvas 69 x 35cm (2,5 cm deep)

I was happily working along on my small detail paintings, ready for my 4th one, when I read an Article about Sofie on NRK website a couple of weeks ago:

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Portrait 13: girl with a plastic earring

Mixed media on canvas Acrylics, collage and acrylic inks 30x30cm (2cm deep)

This started from a different photo reference. I worked at it for a few hours, then realized: the photo just didn’t have enough information in it, it was … Read More

Portrait 12: nosey

Mixed media on canvas Acrylics and acrylic inks 30x30cm (4cm deep)

Originally I had this painting in a separate post,where the idea was to create a series of 4 cropped portraits, showing only parts of the face. As it is … Read More

Portrait 11: chin chin

Chin detail. I like the soft gradients you get on the neck and collarbones. I paint cropped details of the face and neck to emphasize these features, with noe eyes or gaze to focus on, the eyes gets drawn to … Read More

portrait 10: silhouette

Mixed media on canvas Acrylics, collage and acrylic inks 40x40cm (1cm deep)

I felt like doing something very different from the previous portraits. Less sculpted skin, more texture and not trying to control  the shapes too much. I added the hand … Read More

Portrait 9, polkadots

Bought some new collage paper, and this one is getting the polkadot treatment, I love dots, and finally i get to use it in a big painting!

I really enjoyed going this close up, it’s like the familiar body … Read More

Portrait 8, babytime

My first commission! A friend of mine just became a grandmother and wanted a portrait of the new family treasure, this is little Thea. i choose the reference photo which shows her slightly neutral, not too much smile, but still … Read More

Portrait 7

Mixed media on Hutonitt panel Acrylics, collage and acrylic inks 50x58cm (0.3cm deep)

Work in progress… Third portrait in the going large series, the skin is getting more realistic, the background elements simpler. I enjoy painting faces … Read More

Portrait 6

Mixed media on huntonitt panel Acrylics, collage and acrylic inks 50x58cm (0.3cm deep)

Same background collage series as portrait 5. It was intended as a series, but the skin hues are totally different, so they work better as individual pieces. … Read More