Small Prints

Drawing is nice but printing is even nicer…

So I turned some of my sketches into small linocut prints. I also added parts of nice Japanese paper to some of the prints.

I like the collage-like look of them.


Christmas Crafts

I’ve been working on some nice Christmas cards and packaging recently.

I got very simple brown packages and tags and printed on them. I also used pages of old books which I painted over with gold and silver linocut colour. Finally I decorated some of the tags with Christmas washi tape.

They look pretty nice, don’t they?

Things I Like Today…

… are these small sketches of everyday objects.

Oil Paintings

I’ve always wanted to try oil painting and now I just got a bunch of colours and gave it a try.

To make the abstract paintings more interesting I added some pieces of scrap paper with gel medium and a bit of texture using very fine sand.

Oil painting is a very difficult medium but the colours are so bright and beautiful…

Printmaking Again

Since I haven’t done any prints for a long time I decided to make room on my desk and use it as a kind of printmaking studio (although a very small one…). I bought a good roller, new linocut colours and of course printing plates and started to carve. I just love the versatility of printmaking – you never really know what you get. You can print over a boring piece and suddenly it turns out to be really interesting. It’s just great!

Sketches of Nature

I did these small sketches of different plants and flowers and their pods and seeds. I think nature is such a wonderful source of inspiration for art.