Saturday, June 27, 2009

Värmland


This is where we spent our two days in Värmland - in a small red cottage with white corners, the archetype of Swedishness. The weather was fantastic, Swedish summer at it´s best, and the only thing that disturbed the idyll was the fact that I can´t spend more than 24 hours in a place like this before my allergy goes berserk.

18 x 15 cm, Copic Multiliner SP and watercolours on Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolour paper.

20 comments:

Shirley said...

Beautiful - especially the red of the house in the overall composition!

Robyn said...

Looks like you've painted a little piece of heaven, Nina. As usual I love the touch you bring with shadows.

How miserably you have to suffer an allergy though.

winna said...

What a great place to stay--beautiful work. Allergies do run our lives I think, as they can't be ignored...

Anetka said...

Such a lovely place and amazing painting:)) I love the grass and shadows!
I've got an allergy which runs all year round...sometimes it's better and sometimess it's not but hey!! Good thing someone invented Loratadine:)

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

I just love the perspective. It's beautifully done!

AC said...

Beautiful painting!

Very timely also. I am reading "Gösta Berling's saga" from Selma Lagerlöf and it is great to have a glimpse of how Värmland looks like.
Has it changed a lot from Lagerlöf's time?

hunter said...

The allergies were well worth the watercolour!

Anita Davies said...

Soooo good!

aminsaim said...

I don't have any formal trainig in art and regret it so much but seeing your drawing is so pleasing and refreshing...I am learing here..thank you.

seesue said...

LORd girl, I lOVE your style!

Danette said...

LOVE this!! You're amazing with those watercolours!

Quilt Knit said...

So Sorry about the allergies. The drawing is beautiful! I just love how the red really says surprise! Yes, you can stay here and have a lot of fun.
Sherrie Roberts

Margaret Ann said...

Spectacular...love all the rich lush trees...:)

anne said...

hej nina.
som alltid lika fantastiska små konstverk som dyker upp här. att du inte jobbar som illustratör eller konstnär är för mig en gåta! du skulle ju få massvis med uppdrag.
nåja. skäms över att jag inte mailat dig sedan ditt senaste...men jag har tänkt på det hur länge som helst, om det är till någon "tröst"? ;)
hoppas sommaren och värmen är njutbar, var du än är.
höres!
kram.

Genine said...

so peaceful looking. fantastic

Arty Velarde said...

well I'm glad you had time to do this piece!

Aarti Harish said...

Lovely house and beautiful landscape.

Claire M said...

Wonderful painting!! Very inviting - makes you want to take a weekend visit.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Looks like a great place even if you are allergic... fabulous sketches... you are so talented.

geraldo roberto da silva said...

Wonderful!