Some Summer Comissions!

  It's summer and so I have time for other projects, including comission jobs. So if you e.g. want a cabinet painted/refinished, a painting, a sculpture, a poem, or something else, you can let me know! I'd be glad to make something for you. Above are some examples of comission-work/…

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Last Summer Exhibit!

I just finished my diploma exhibit last Saturday. But before the end of the school year the academy always hosts a summer exhibit, and I get to be part of that. We have spent the last 2 days preparing it, now it is ready for the opening tonight at 7PM.…

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9th Street, Take 2

I was supposed to paint 2 more versions of the restaurant picture ("9th Street"). I did the 1st version 2 weeks ago, last week I finished version 2 on Saturday. I kind of like it. Version 3 needs some more work. But after that I'm done with artwork for this…

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Work in Progress…

My professor gave me the assignment to paint 2 new versions of the restaurant picture, one with a small and one with a big paintbrush. I seem to be having trouble with handling the big brush, at least it doesn't feel right. I am not really liking the progress on…

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A lesson from John Singer Sargent

I kind of messed up the restaurant picture and have to repaint it 2 times in the next 2 weeks. This is frustrating given the time pressure, since my exam is on July 6th. But after a few moments of "shock" I remembered the painter John Singer Sargent, one of…

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Work in Progress: “the Restaurant”

I started to paint a restaurant scene this week, and it is about 60-70% done. I am trying to take my professor's advice to avoid the over-use of white and to "not over-paint" things. So now the picture is very drastic in its colors and comparatively rough. I will lighten…

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