Paint, drink tea and eat pizza

art journal . bird eat pizza, drink tea, watercolour, how toSpring is finally here!

Many birds fly south for winter and when we hear then singing again it is a sign that spring is here.

I have been waiting for the birds to come back. I wonder where they went and the nature programs tell me that some of them went all the way to Africa. If I was to take an airplane at 500 miles per hour it would take me at least 6 hours to get to the nearest part, so it must take the birds several weeks to make the journey. I am always in awe of what the birds and the bugs and the animals can do.

I haven’t yet seen the summer birds (like the swift and the swallow and the cookoo). But in meanwhile, I went to Pinterest and found some pretty photos of two sweet sweet parakeets from the hot rain forests which I painted to feel warm inside.

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I been using some very good masking liquid for watercolours, soon I will have a post about how I did this paintings.

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A secret sneak peek

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A secret sneak peek.

Some new ideas on how to be creative! I use my sketchbooks for different reasons at different times…. I told you before that breaking some rules can lead to creativity.

This time I was multitasking as I was sketching, I was in front of the TV watching “Jane the virgin” on Netflix (and by the way I have fallen in love with the show it makes me laugh out loud).
It brought me back in time to the days I did fashion design. and gave me some different ideas.

Fashion drawings like this should be fun and you should enjoy it!

Here are some tips for you to do fashion drawings.

Is this something you like to do? Do you like to getting started? Maybe this can help.

  • You can use Google to find some fashion models that you like and get your imagination flowing.
  • Think about the colours you will use. The most important thing is to have some fun. Some people will love the colours you choose, and others may not, but this is not for them! Just do this one for yourself.
  • Using the colours YOU love, will make it much more likely that you will be happy about it.
  • I always start by drawing a very light line using a pencil, and I prefer 2B. It is easy to make a mistake so have an eraser near by.
  • When you are happy with the sketch, make the lines darker and begin to paint.
  • And I am sure this can be a magical step on your artistic journey. Start with a first attempt and see where you end up. You have nothing to loose. If you dont like it, start again.
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I love painting & sipping on my tea. 

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How to Draw & Paint with Ink and Watercolour.

Coffee is my thing, but once in a while there’s something magical about having a cup of tea …… in a beauuuuuutiful antique tea cup. Being an artist, my home can get a little messy.  Even still, I’m not afraid to bring you in to my home studio. Moments like this makes me feel relaxed and at ease……..Drawing is my favourite thing to do, so here I go again working in my SKETCHBOOK . I am  EXCITED to show you my brand new video.

Materials:

India Ink , pèbèo
Speedball Plastic Penholder
Raphael Watercolor size #0 Quill Mop brush
Sennelier portable watercolor set (24 colours)

and find a beautiful antique cup.

 

 

 

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Draw your dream holiday

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My new Art journal.

I found a treasure in a second hand shop. I fell in love with this beautiful blue notebook that is decorated with gold leaf. I love that it is written Norwegian, French and English and that it has the most beautiful hand writing. It is written in different colours of ink. This book made me think about traveling, and all the places I wanted to go.

Years and years ago I found a article in a magazine about traveling, It had a photo of a fantastic hotel in Budapest. It inspired me to paint the swimming pool and I wrote down the address to the hotel. Not that I plan to go there, but the address gave me a aesthetic pleasure. It sounded so exotic, just like a beautiful song you hear for the first time.

I had a opportunity to go to this city some years ago and I decided to there stay one night and go to this swimming pool. The experience was so wonderful, it was the great feeling of a dream coming true. (Well, I got a shock when I went in to the water for it was so, sooooo cold, I did’nt imagine this in my dream.)

The point is that I want this particular Art journal to be filled with beautiful things i want to see and places I want to go to. I believe that drawing and thinking about things you want, will make the dreams be more likely to come true, and then when it happens, I know I will be grateful and love and appreciate it even more.

 

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The joy of sharing and collaboration.

Magny Tjelta// BKFR 80 år

Having fun and being free about your art work is not something you can control. It just happens if you are open, and we have to embrace it and take advantage when it occurs.

The artist in The Artists Organisation in Rogaland have just celebrated its 80 years anniversary . I was lucky to participate in a book about the artists in the region. The book is an overview of the local professional artists. One thing I love about the book is that all of the artists came together and decorated the covers.

This was a day where I had no fixed plans about my work.  I knew just that I was going to paint, and the subject wasn’t important. I just wanted to do what ever came in to my mind. As an event Cathrine Gilje and I sat in a book store decorated some of the book covers, and soon we started to decorate the books together. At a certain time we swopped our paintings and started to work on the each other’s  work. This gave me a kick. I really love the results.

You should do the same if you want some new inspiration.

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This books are all decorated and are original work by the artist in the Art Organisation in Rogaland.

What I like is the playful state we where in, and the result was very inspiring to me, her style is very different to my art work, but there is some things we share, such as a fascination for older photographs. This day in the book store turned out to be a lot of fun.

Have a look at Cathrine`s  homepage.

Foto: Geir Egil Bergjord
Foto: Geir Egil Bergjord
Foto: Geir Egil Bergjord
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Colouring escapism

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You have probably noticed the new colouring trend already. You fill in colours in a black and white drawing. And as you do it, you relax have a wonderful meditation and it is a great anti stress for most of us.

It seems like every one is enchanted by its mindfulness. This also goes for those who can’t paint or draw. I guess this is for it remove the worries of the day and you can focus on a fun, simple and creative task.

I am fascinated that so many people love colouring, the first time I saw colouring pages I instantly wanted to make a book like this. Today I got two free coloring page that you can download, print and colour them in. Here you go: coloring book for adults pdf and here Is one more for you parrot coloring book for adults

 

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coloring book for adults

Here are some tips

Don’t worry if you go over the lines! It will give more a life and all the colours will make a total finish. Colouring isn’t about the pursuit of perfection, it’s about making your mark and having fun. But if you make a mistake that you really dont like, just scribble or just draw an extra little outline, and carry on. I been using 100 Ibs (200g) Canson watercolour papir and my Sennelier watercolours. You can use coloured pencil, markers, pencil or whatever you like. Why not share your work on Facebook.

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Social media is a great place to show off what you have drawn and tell your friends what pens or pencils you have used. I will be really happy if you share my blog so that your friends can download them too. If you colour and send photos of you work back to me.

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I do like to mention it,  but that these drawings are my art work and the drawings are for you only. They are not for sale, or can’t be used for profit commercially.

 

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Sketchbook, What To Do When You’re Bored?

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Summer is here and I am cold and bored, it is the coldest summer in 70 years!

I feel like doing nothing and now my sketchbook is rather neglected… this is all that I have done in a week.

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How to paint parakeets

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Have fun and paint a parakeet, today I will explain how I think when I paint the bird. And I start with the parakeet because it is not to difficult. I found a photo I like and will use this as an guide. You know it dosen’t have to be exactly the same as the photo.

Under you see that I have drown a circle and an oval having a rounded and slightly elongated outline or shape, like that of an egg. The beak of the bird is like a little triangle. This is pretty easy to draw and the best way to start. The next is to look more closely at the photo and use the pencil to draw the right curves.

undulat how to paint an parakeet

I use a Water Colour marker from winston & newton, when it is wet it will integrate and blend well whit the other colours . For me it is important that the drawing is alive, and here are some tricks that will make the bird breath. I dont lock the outlines, and I vary the touch of the pen. Thin and thick, thick and thin. This is very important in this drawing.

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undulat how to paint an parakeet undulat undulatI wet the paper first and add the two blue colours. I paint the blue like a doughnut. I dont paint in the middel, later on when the blue is dry I will add yellow on the forehead and the stomach. By doing this I will make the stomach come forward and the blue will integrate to the background. it is also the biggest contrast you can make by using primary colours and it will also give a great colour perspective.
undulat how to paint an parakeet I add more and more colours til I get a good contrast and that it is bright and lively.
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Messing around

 

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Over the last few days I have been in a creative process that has taken up  a lot of my time. It has taken priority over chores such as washing up, tidying up, laundry, etc. My kitchen, living room and bedroom are a bit a mess, but you have to break eggs if you want to make an omelette. I will catch up on the chores tomorrow.
I just got a fun commission from the town hall, they are organising a summer festival, and, at the last minute they asked me if I could do some nice small illustrations for this festival.
I am using this as an opportunity to test some watercolours that I got from Jane Davenport watercolours called “Nicholson´s Peerless Transparent Water Colours”

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They are made by soaking clear, brilliant, concentrated pigments into card swatches and each swatch is hand-made! These water colours are so vibrant and yet transparent. They are pigment-rich and flow easily. And today they were perfect for painting my flower.

testing  watercolours

watercolours

They came in a nice little sachets, each containing 60 swatches ( each about 4 by 6 cm  = 1.5″ by 2″). This must be the lightest watercolour “box” you can get.

To make them easy to use, I cut about 1/4 of each swatch and glued them onto a sheet of cardboard. Then I added a brushstroke of each water colour above the swatch so I can see what colour it produces. You can see the result in the photos above.

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I really like them because they combine transparency with vibrant colours and I really like the fact that it is just small rich pigments on little cards, that you can put inside your sketch book and bring absolutely every where. The only down side for me is is that I can’t order them from a local source and found the shipping a bit pricey. But you may be able to find a source near to you.

 

Sennelier watercolour travel box

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 I am very excited to try my new Sennelier watercolours

I just got myself two travel boxes from Sennelier watercolour. I don’t have personal experience of Sennelier but I seem to remember hearing only good things about their colours.

I find it fascinating that Sennelier use honey as the binder, that must be a plus?

Until now I have always used watercolours from old Holland so I will comparing Sennelier to old Holland.
I know that w&w is a favorit for lots of people, but I realy never got to test the vibrant colours that I usually pick for my paintings. I recently got to tried Daniel Smith watercolours and find these intense! They must be full of pigments, so I want to buy more to try them out, but unfortunately I can’t find them in shops in this area so I’m going to order them online from the US.

Back to the Sennelier. They are very good. I like that they float easily on the paper The colours are kind of sticky, they are not VERY sticky but still, it makes it quicker to get the colours wet and ready for the painting, a bit like colours from the tube.

They easly cover the paper without killing the work, That is something I have never experienced with other watercolours. I love the tomato red: 619 Bright Red.

I got two boxes, I bought the big metal box firs, as it had more colours and it cost the same as the little box. But I fount the metal box is a bit too heavy to put in a smaller bag to have on hand all the time, but it is very good to bring on a trip when you know will be painting. Sennelier has room for additional colours and I already put some in . it is also very handy to use the plastic cover for protection, and the plastic cover shows the names of the colours underneath their colour names.

sennelier watercolour test

sennelier watercolour test

Testing the watercolours travel box from Sennelier. I am very exithet to try my new Sennelier watercolours I just got myself two treavel box from Sennelier watercolour. I know not much about Sennelier but back in my mind i heard only good things about this colours. I find it fascinating that Sennelier use honey as the binder, that must be a plus? My favourite so far has been watercolour from old Holland so I will compering them to them. I know that w&w is a favorit for lots of poples, but i realy never got to test the vibrant colours that i usually pick for my paintings. I resonantly got to tried Daniel Smith watercolours and find these intense they must be full of pigments, so my next plan is to buying some or maybe lots, but unfortunately I can't find them in shops round here. I'm going to order them online from the US. I like my colors to be viberent, brith and have deap or in other words i really like them to be intens and "electric". Anyway, this Sennelier is very good i like that they float easily on the paper The colours are kind of sticky, they are not that sticky but still, it makes it quicker to get the colours wet and ready for the painting. kind of like colours from the tube. It also easely cover the paper without killing the work, That i have never experienced in watercolours. I like especially the tomato red: 619 Bright Red. I got two boxe, I bought the big first for it cost the same as the little box. It turned out that I find it big and heavy to put in a smaller bag. But it is very good to bring whit on a trip etc. It has room for additional colours and already put some in . it is also very handy to use the plastic cover for protection, and it preserve their colour names.

I am having fun testing the Winsor & Newton water colour marker, W&N marker and Sennelier work very well together.

I be very happy if you leave a comment about your experience with watercolours, and your favourite brand.

sennelier watercolour test

sennelier watercolour test

 I like my colours to be vibrant, bright and have depth. I really like them to be intense and "electric".
I will not hesitate at all, to getting more watercolour from Sennelier. 

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