Today we finished hanging my paintings at the castle of Bosjökloster for my exhibition called ”The voice of flowers” . This beautiful castle in southern Sweden, with it’s park and lake is truly a magnificent place to exhibit my works. The watercolour paintings of flowers in their natural environment were created specially for this exhibition so after several months of work it was great to see them finally in place. The exhibition will be open to the public for the next two months. For more info see: Bosjokloster
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Preparations for my participation in the Open Studios Expo last year.
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After experimenting for some time I ended up printing it in four colours which meant four times through my hand press. The first plate with the marbling effect of the leaves is printed in ultramarine. The same plate is then rolled over with yellow and printed as a relief print. The second plate with the lily is printed in magenta and yellow and lastly the same plate is printed again as a monoprint where I rolled it up with indigo blue and wiped off where the leaves and lily should be.
With this technique it is not possible to make identical prints in any way so, although I have used the same etched copperplates, each print is unique.
I usually let my paintings hang on the wall to "ripen" for a while before declaring them finished. It took nearly two years before I realised what I needed to do to improve this painting. The rock on the left was actually melted volcanic lava, hence the stripes. Although it adds a dynamic touch to the subject it also distracts the eye. The same thing happens with the turbulent water. In the repainted picture on the right, both the rock and the calm water become part of the background, instead of competing with the branch for attention as they did in the first painting. Now I have declared the painting finished.