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 🙂