Cabins of the archipelago I

When I was in my teens I used to do aquarelles of the very typical houses of the Stockholm archipelago. They were not depictions of actual houses but rather my fantasies of ideal ones. And they were more than houses, they were living things, perhaps growing out of the dirt like mushrooms. These thoughts have come back to me, here’s …

Färg.se – the materials’ revolution

I’m proud to announce my participation in the new fine art supplies web shop Färg.se. The company has been around since 1989, but this is a complete refurbishing of their art materials supplier brand. It’s been work day and night for the past few months, and tonight we went public.     This is one expression of my passion for art materials. It’s …

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Portrait of my brother

I actually finished this years ago. The figure is an unfinished underpainting with the plan to do an experiment in Caravaggio chiaroscuro. But the grisaille against the rose madder lake background made me hesitate, I liked it too much. I had longed to make a chiaroscuro portrait so I was hesitant wether to continue or not. Other work came in the way and the decision was postponed. One day an artist …

Temporary atelier in Västberga

For logistic reasons I had to temporarily settle for an atelier in Västberga. Much gratitude to Screentec AB, a provider of high quality screen printing paint and equipment. High ceilings, rough enough for not having to care, daylight from west (and south). The room makes me efficient. Things are falling in place. Always a good exercise to move your tools in the …

Temporary studio in France

Sometimes what would seem like the most ideal place for inspiration can be distracting. This time, luckily, that was not the case. After a stressful period of many changes I suddenly found myself in an ancient space with a relatively cool breeze (43°C outside). Finally just me and the inner world. And a glass of whine …

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Off you go …

Decades of living, feeling, longing and thinking. Images from a child’s world reforged to withstand the scrutiny of adult boredom. Three years of writing and three years of rewriting. Then today it was good enough to be let go of. I’m referring to my novel that is being sent off to two dozen publishers and literary agents. The story takes place in a 20th …

Documentary about a 16th century warship

During the summer and fall of 2014 I was commissioned as historic consultant for the shooting of a documentary about the Swedish warship Mars Makalös that sank in 1564. The powder house caught fire and exploded during the heated battle between. There were Swedes on one side – led by Admiral Jakob Bagge under King Erik XIV – and on …

Abstract landscape commissioned

A ”colorful abstract” was commissioned by a family for their son’s fortieth birthday. Based on an idea of visual interpretation I’d had some years earlier, and inspired by the full color schemes of the Futurist and Fauvist movements, I composed this lanscape with a road.