Thursday, July 02, 2009

Västberga


A few days ago I took the bike out to an industrial area not far from where we live, and sat down in the shadow behind a parked trailer to paint this old building. For once I had real painting gear with me, and a sheet of proper watercolour paper.

I find so much inspiration in this place, the old buildings, the dirt around them, big vehicles and strange constructions for industrial use... It never ends. And when a painting is done, you bike one block away and find the next fantastic sight to paint.

20 x 20 cm, pencil and watercolours on Saunders Waterford watercolour paper.

22 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Absolutely luscious, Nina...fresh, rich, gorgeous...

MaryO said...

I love all your work, Nina, but especially this one with the drips and dabs! ;o)

winna said...

I love everything about this----

Jennifer Lawson said...

This is fabulous Nina. The transition from the building to the wonderful bottom half is perfect.

sue said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I really love this one.

JJ said...

This looks great!

raena said...

This is wonderful! And, we're all so lucky that you live near such an inspiring place!

Arty Velarde said...

nice nina! I'm definitely inspired! Your work is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is what a watercolor should be. Absolute perfection!
Joan Gillman Smith

Karen Sandstrom at Pen in Hand said...

Verrry nice, Nina. (As usual.)

Claire M said...

Nice painting. I love the shadows.

Physhy said...

You inspire, and charm. Thank you.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Really do enjoy touring through your blog posts and having such a wonderful unique taste of Sweden. Charming fresh sketches with beautiful colours. I have a friend in Norfolk here in England who is married to a Swede and she lived their for 15 years or so teaching English - so I feel a connection with your lovely country. First found your wonderful work through the Mariman books you did with Anita.

caseytoussaint said...

This is gorgeous, Nina. I always love your work, but I think this subject really works with your beautiful style. It's been way too long since I've had time to peruse your blog, and I'm having a wonderful time!

drawn2life said...

Nina, you have a wonderful way of balancing strong design with "loose" painterly application. I enjoy your work immensely!

josé louro said...

I nina. Great watercolor. Love the efects that you do. Great tecnique.

Margaret Ann said...

The bottom half of the painting punctuates it perfectly! :)

africantapestry said...

Ypour previous cottage is BEAUTIFUL, nina...as is this one. I love your watercolours.
ronell

seesue said...

Nina this is wonDErFul! I too love the effect you've obtained with your oh-so-casual treatment of the bottom of your delightful page.

Lindsay said...

I love this latest group of p aintins.

annelito said...

ojoj nina!
vilken fantastisk akvarellist du är! älskar denna, vilket ljus och så nederdelen som lämnats åt lite "fläckar och rinningar". underbart!
finns det möjlighet att köpa till sig någon akvarell tro...?!
skriver mail snart...är ju ute i hult nuförtiden och har inget internet och är bara inne om morgonen före jobbet som hastigast i lgh. men hoppas du har det skönt i sommar!
kram!

erna said...

i like very much your work , and this one is very good , my english is too bad to say how I feel with this cute thing!!
friendly
Erna