måndag 30 januari 2012

Under my magic lamp

Let there be light. I will create better artwork under this lamp, I know I will. More importantly, the new lamp made me tidy up my workspace. For a month now it´s been so cluttered I have used the kitchen table for painting.

måndag 23 januari 2012

Heja heja Laura!

My talented sister. My sister Laura Mendelin (one of her photos above) is nominated for a photo prize in Sweden, Årets bild. She is really worth the nomination, this girl can take a picture of a windsurfer when there is absoulutely no wind. You can see more of her photos on her blog. If you are one of the people who know me and have an interest in nostalgia, check out the photo from my 12th birthday.

torsdag 5 januari 2012

Finding my forest

Take 1. Too realistic, too much green for my taste. I still like the stems of the pine trees, they look just the way they did in my childhood forests.

Take 2. Oops, here I tilted maybe too far from the realism. It looks cold and cactuslike. But I like the simplicity (+ this was easy to paint).

Take 3. I think this is getting close to what I want. I went out and took photos of under vegetation, and found the right colors and light from there. I would never have thought about using lilac, but when I saw it in the photo and tried it it was perfect. Here, a small portion of the photo as well.

måndag 2 januari 2012

The storm

What is your name? There was a dispute about what to call the storm on boxing day. Tapani was the offial name, but because it´s such a typical finnish name some swedish speaking people thought it should have a swedish name also. This is my last Monday illustration in a while. I will be on a creative leave this month. I will draw every day, promise!