Catching paint

After a day of teaching the students in my art class had to clean up. We had used acrylic paints, and the brushes and other various tools had to be washed so that we could be ready for the next day. In the sink, a beautiful array of colors from the remaining pigments was in […]

Burn Art

While helping a student achieve an aged look on a poster project I came upon this technique which I have never seen before (however, I don’t think it’s new). By using a stencil and heat gun I was able to work with the tonality of the burn and at the same time control its development. […]

The Lady in Gold

I just finished reading a great explanation of the history behind Gustav Klimts Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. I would highly recommend this book if you have an interest in art history or just juicy explanations of the world that influences art. This book was a true eye opener and only reaffirms my interest in visiting […]

UP in The Dale

Ive been working on some paint lately and really like the progression of paint. Inspiration is a funny thing. I believe that one can look for it, hope for it, but to wait for it is like waiting for rainbows to appear from where you are sitting. I really like the color play in this […]

Grafitti funks

Somehow when you look at art you have an instant feeling of wanting to reproduce, reflect, and redesign the imagery in a better way. Dangerous amounts of energy can be flushed in this manner, but I think that experiments in every field only make you stronger in your own art. 123klan definitely inspired me on […]

Mousey Hotel with Helene

This summer Helene and I worked in the studio developing an idea for a “dollhouse” for her mouse-dolls. I took a box, some scissors, and hobby knives and a hot glue gun, and within a short while we had created a dollhouse with slides, secret exits, TV room, windows and more. What a great afternoon.

Sunflowers in Høyanger

For 3 years we have tried to get sunflowers to grow in front of our house. For years the summer growing season has been too short to get more than one flower to bloom. This year the house gave us back its love in the form of gorgeous sunflowers blazing from 4 pots in front […]