“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” – Plutarch
Todays words of wisdom after finally have being to the studio, the brushes and my canvases 🙂
Have a great Saturday night 🙂 🙂 🙂
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As I wrote earlier I’m so lucky to show two of my paintings at the Limner Gallery in New York. Well, it’s already the last week of the exhibition. I first now manage to sit down to post this images from Limner Gallery. To much has been going on… Above the poster for the exhibition with all the information you need if you are close by and have time to stop by… 🙂
This shows the wall with my photos in the middle. Feeling happy 😀 Both photos above are by Limner Gallery.
The photos below show the paintings and photos are by me.
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There some things I just need to be balanced in life – yoga, working at the studio and walking in the forest.
I managed to walk in the forest the first day of Christmas. It has been very cold here lately. And I’ve been well enough to go back to the yoga matt and some more positions than the relaxing ones…
Last weekend I made time to be at the studio and I enjoyed it a lot, even if I have been quite tired lately. Guess the myco plasma infection left some imprint, and it’ll take some time to get rid off it all.
I’ve been working on a new drawing for the “After work is realtiy”-project. And I enjoyed doing it. It’s still in the beginning and a lot still has to be done. But I feel I’m on the right way to with it and I’m happy to have made time to start on a new image. It’ll be part of the “concert-series”. Since I sold the first to drawings and thought it would be good to have one more. I’m working on coloured ingress paper with charcoal pencils, this time black coloured ones. It’s not easy to see on this picture but the paper is yellow coloured and it gives an interesting contrast to the black charcoal.
Tomorrow I’ll be back at the studio to get some more work done…
After the concert III
Work in progress by Anny Langer
The latest update on the next exhibition is that the paintings were shipped today. Now it’s out of my hands and in the hands of the shipping company. Hopefully they’ll arrive safely and in time in New York and at the Limner Gallery.
A bit sad to have the leave the third one behind but I only could enter two of them. Well… You never know if you sell a piece in an exhibition so they could be reunited one day….
So if anyone is in the New York area and wants to see the original pieces, let me know. I gonna send you the details 🙂 ❤
Well… It’s strange to think one more year at the studio has gone. I managed to do some pieces, like the three drawings to the “The price of beauty”, two drawings to “After work there is reality”, finishing the paintings “From Iceland I” and “From Iceland II” and “There lays a shadow, there lays a ball” from the Jan Erik Wolds subject and I’ve done some sketches. I started some new drawings and paintings waiting for me to finish them in 2015.
The painting “From Iceland I” was awarded with the bronzemedale for painting at the Art Expo International exhibition in Casa do Paca, Fiqueira da Foz, Portugal
Several of us at the studios in Dælenggata worked together to be part of the Oslo Open event 2014 and it went really well 🙂 Lots of visitors and a newspaper report about it.
I feel I can be proud about what I’ve achieved there this year. Of course I wished I would have been able to do some more pieces this year. I guess no matter how many days I spend at the studio I always gonna have the feeling I should have done more.
Don’t think it has been a bad year at the studio, but I hope I’ll be able to spend more time there next year. Right now the yoga education takes a lot of time and space in my head, but it might result in the opportunity to spend more time at the studio later. keeping my fingers crossed…
I’ve also been lucky to exhibited in several cities in Europe. Actually I’m quite happy with this years exhibitions. These were the 2014 exhibitions:
Well guys… This was a “short” look at the studio year 2014.
Wish you all some creative last days of 2014 😀 ❤
I got this from a friend just yesterday. She posted it to my wall with the words “Just thought about you when I read this”.
I choose this present as todays words of wisdom since I strongly believe that when you are given good words from a good heart you should take them as a present and save them in your heart.
Yesterday was this weeks day off with meeting a longtime friend and attempting an exhibition opening. Today it’s to get back on track. This morning started good with waking up to a happy awake houseguest who had a lot to tell from the Oslo World Music Festival. I listen while eating a fast breakfast before I run off to a yoga class… So while she enjoys the last day of the festival I’m back at the studio to continue working at “the tribal dancer”…
My yoga teacher visited the studio today after class and I really had fun showing her my paintings – she’s a photographer… I just love to be surrounded by all the creative souls I have around me in my daily life. 🙂
Now I’m ready to start to paint. Leonard Cohen is singing the back ground. Could it be any better?
Have a great Sunday everyone!
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Today I was so lucky to be able to combine to fun things: meeting a friend and attempting an art exhibition. I enjoyed both very much especially now as I have started the yoga teacher education and won’t have much time to do that. Luckily my friend is quite used to go to exhibitions with me so she don’t mind standing around waiting for me to finish looking at the paintings… It always takes some time…
The exhibition was by the Norwegian surrealistic artist Tom Erik Andersen. It’s called “I am and what I see is me” and taking place at the Galleri Athene in Drammen, Norway. Loved the exhibition 🙂 You should take your time and look at this artists website 🙂
(I don’t want to write an art article now, maybe I’ll do that one day… )
And you can look at this video, too.
After the exhibition we spend the rest of the day with dinner and taking. So it was a really good day 🙂
So what are the “words of wisdom” for today? What’s about this…. 🙂
“Look famous, be legendary, appear complex, act easy, radiate presence, travel light, seem a dream, prove real.”
Back in 2008 I went for a short, much to short, weekend trip to Iceland. I just had finished art school and wanted to see some exhibitions in Reykjavík, especially the one from Viggo Mortensen. I didn’t have the money to stay a long time. I just had bought an appartement, but sometimes you just have to go, and I never felt sorry for having gone there… Only about not have been back yet…
I arrived Iceland in the early morning on Saturday after spending long hours at the airport in Copenhagen for a plane delayed…. I also had to catch an early plane on Sunday to get back to Oslo so most of the landscape I saw during the sunrise. I managed to take some photos from the bus window and when I walked around in Reykjavík. I always wanted to do something with them and started to work on to paintings i 2009. At that time I didn’t have a studio yet and I tried to get some work done in my tiny appartement. It ended up with me taking part-time further education in special need for two years and the paintings ended in the basement. There they stood put for several years until they were found after I got the studio in 2012. I started to work on them again, even if my main line of work now is based on drawings.
The one on the top “Iceland I” is now out travelling Europe with Artcom Expo and gonna be exhibited at Carousel de Louvre in Paris in the end of this month. And yes guys, I’m pretty happy about that. 🙂 Louvre + me = real. To bad I won’t be able to go there myself since I gonna be busy with my yoga-education. But well…. You can’t have it all, or can you?
I’ve got some more paintings from Iceland at the studio, and after finishing a drawing last Sunday I started to work at one of them again.
From Iceland II is a view in Reykjavík when I went for a walk by the harbour.
Not quite done yet. Not totally happy with the water and the mountains in the back. But I fell I’m quite close. I always enjoy to work with landscapes. Maybe because I love to move around in it. Nature always has been my place to get back in balance, to walk and breath freely. I guess spending my childhood summers camping in Denmark is to blame for that… 😉
To work with landscapes, even if I take them back to the studio and pretty much work with them inside relaxes me very much. When I work I kind of talk to the paintings, telling them were I found them and when, what I thought back than and what I think now. I try to find the feeling I had when I found them. It’s not always easy to explain…
Next Sunday I gonna be back to see if I can finish this one. I’ll let you know 🙂
I received a copy of “Artists Across Continents” by Artcom Expo. The book is a presentation of 16 selected contemporary painters from Europe and Latin America for cultural exchange and mutual inspiration between countries and continents.
It’s got 160 pages.
The book will be presented at the Artcom Expo exhibitions: Setubal og Montemor in July, The Brazilian embassy in Oslo in September, Louvre Paris in October and Bologna, Italy in November. Main release at the exhibition at Louvre, Paris, October 23rd.
The photo shows the pages about me. 🙂
I added a new artist to “Artists through history“.
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652/53) is one of my favourite artists. I first learned about her in the German book about female artists through history called “50 Klassiker Künstlerinnen” from Gerstenberg Visuell. At that time I was a student at Vika Art school in Oslo and we had some art history classes. I decided to take a look at female artists through history back then already since they’ve seemed to be forgotten. Actually that’s an interesting and frustrating thing to do…
I had heard a lot about painters from her time, but never about her. I learned that she in her own time had been highly respected as an artist, but had been forgotten after her death. It were female art historians who found her again. I got in touch with Larry who created a website about Artemisia. You can find a lot of information and pictures on the site. There’s been written a lot about her, both art books and novels. I’ve read the novels written by Susann Vreeland and Alexandra Lapierre. Both are well-written and bring her to life. Of course there’s always a bit fiction in novels. Still it’s interesting reading.
Read more here
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Just want to give you a small update on my exhibition plans. A lot of things are going on and there are several “more-info-to-come-exhibitions” for the summer/autumn. Looking in exhibition projects in Paris and Bilbao…
But these are the exhibitions that are 100 % certain.
Hope you can come and see the exhibitions 🙂
I’m happy for adding Omar Logang to the list of artists on this blog.
Last autumn I went for a study tour a week to Nice, Southern France. One day after working with photographing and drawing at the Parc du Chãteau I walk home at the Quai des Etats Unis. Omar Logang painting on the beach.