new painting – höllgrotten in spring storm

Hi all. Happy monday! To celebrate the beginning of the week I am posting my just-finished painting Höllgrotten in Spring Storm. The title is pretty self-explanatory. Höllgrotten is a pretty cool cave system near here that the family went to visit near the end of March. Unfortunately, we did not know it was still closed for the…

weekend wander – may 4/2014

One passion often opens gateways to others. With that in mind it seems natural enough that a person who loves art and loves the outdoors should be drawn to landscape painting. To feed these passions I have been trying to head out on a long walk/hike every weekend. I look forward to this all week as a…

the brain

Awhile back I did a painting of an autumn landscape. Without being able to express why (something to do with colour), I was quite pleased with the results. I framed it and hung it up in a prominent area of our living room. I was proud of it. Then came my friend, I will call…

first shy showing

As this is a blog about what it is to be an amateur artist (in my case, landscape painter) I guess it makes sense to share some of my painting. I am sure there are you amateur painters out there who know this is not easy – even if it is just in the context…