July 28, 2016

New paintings. Will I get finished on time?

Good evening!

I just realized that it has been a very long time since I wrote something on this blog. Shame on me ;-)

Tonight I thought I could show you some paintings I am working on. It is somehow a funny process, because they need to be finished by next week, and I don´t know if I can make it. I am participating in a exhibition, and had to come up with titles and size before I had actuallly painted the painting. That´s because of the deadline for printing the shows program....

Well, I normally don´t get stressed out that easily, but this is putting quite some pressure on my creativity ;-) I named them: The Magic of the Night, Primordial Force and Transformation. I had the themes in my head and most of the motive, but the painting keep taking me places that wasn´t planned.

Like this one: The Magic of the Night:
 It is still not finished. I need much more trees and flowers and stuff. I loved the way these two rascals turned out! Still need more midnight magic though ;-)


The second painting is different. In danish it is called Urkraft, and I acually don´t know how to translate that word. Google suggests "Primordial Force". It´s all about nature, ergi, energy, sensuality and so on ;-) Very much not finished. I´m painting in a nice white stag in there.

The last painting is also very different. It´s called Transformation because it is going to be about uniting man and beast. I am very much into Jung, so in my imagination, the unity of man and beast will create transformtion and make ud able to reach for the stars.


Time for bed. I will keep on posting my progress with these painting, and please cross your fingers. I need some luck if I am going to finish these paintings on time ;-)


June 12, 2016

Visionary art

This is a painting I made for one of the exercises from the book

I am currently reading "Garden of the Soul - making Sacred and Shamanic Art" by Faith Nolton.
From Amazon:

"Gardens of the Soul explores the different ways sacred art can expand awareness and nourish the soul. Through her paintings and writings Faith Nolton shares the creative processes of sacred art — both the inner journeying work and the practical art techniques. She weaves together her own shamanic practice and spirit conversations with her skills as a painter and poet. Her paintings uniquely reflect a world of mystery and nourish the soul."



Each chapter is ended with a exercise, for the reader to explore the theme futher on ones own. 

I always find it easier to learn something new, if the context is a bit systematic. 

It was fun making the tree, but it isn't good enough. It was stupid to glue those flower-rhinestones on, and the leaves on the tree is a bit funny-looking. I used Interference paint from Golden, but it is hard to see from a photo. It has a beautiful shine from different angles. 

I tried to come up with a tree, that represents the Universe. How everything's connected, and that the tree lives in a physical world, but its lifeforce is universal and transcendental. Like we all are. 

I like the background. It was a lot of mess with water, acrylics and salt! 

Down below is the tree from the book that Faith Nolton made. I really like the book, because it takes you through some exercises that unleashes the creativity within. I never realized, that the artform I love, has a lot of similarities to visionary art. 


The Ugly Duckling

I don´t think I ever showed this little painting I made for a artist swap once. The theme was H. C. Andersen, and I made a little painting of the ugly duckling.
The text is: Life is the only teacher or school. I think it is a quote from Mr. Andersen himself.


January 02, 2016