Friday 23

This “Friday” had to be a Monday

Day twenty-three – Monday April 2 – 2018. Starting at 1300

A little more than two hours

30cm x 30cm

Oils

As the Friday this week was Good Friday, I had to wait until Monday to paint. Family first!

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Friday 20

Day twenty – Saturday March 3 – 2018. Starting at 15:30

About an hour

30cm x 30cm

Oils

A fight with low temperatures and freezing wind!

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Friday 19

Day nineteen – Friday February 16 – 2018. Starting at 14:30

One and a half hour snowshoeing in a steep terrain.

About two hours painting

30cm x 30cm

Oils

My aim for this painting was to try to recreate the lighting in the background as I saw it. In order to do that I had to paint the snow in the foreground much darker than it appeared in front of me. The sun shone for quite short periods of time and I painted the brightest colours when the sun shone. The darker colours would be possible to see anyway, no matter the sun, so I waited with them.

The landscape was absolutely breath-taking, but I had a quite dark mind this day. I was filled with negative thinking – on social matters.

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Friday 18

Day eighteen – Friday February 9 – 2018. Starting at 15:20

About an hour

30cm x 30cm

Oils

Ecstatic experience! The painting is not good, but I wouldn’t missed this Friday afternoon! Heavy snowfall. Still sitting there painting dry and warm. Ecstatic!

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Friday 17

Day seventeen – Sunday January 28 – 2018. Starting at 14:15

2 hours

30cm x 30cm

Oils

A new and windy thaw. It’s surely still January, but it feels like spring-time. This Friday I was occupied with work and examining my pupils, so I had to go out painting in the weekend, Sunday.

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Friday 16

Day sixteen – Sunday January 21 – 2018. Starting at 15:00

1 hour, 40 min

30cm x 30cm

Oils

One hour hiking starting at just a thin layer of snow on the ground. Perfect for boots. Ending in snow more than knee deep. Not suited for boots only at all.

Getting of the wet inner layer of wool. New dry clothing, layer upon layer.

Really, really dissatisfied with the result, but I had to stop in the end as light got dimmer and dimmer.

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