Monday, August 24, 2009
I finally got around to drawing this place - Hötorgscity in Stockholm, with the five skyscrapers and the fountain. This is the heart of the city, the shopping streets are centered around these blocks, and the Central Station is not far away.
If you are looking for city pulse, street performers, fashion shops and excitement, this is the place to be. For cozy cafés and warm atmosphere I would probably go somewhere else.
28 x 20 cm, pencil, Copic Multiliner SP and watercolours on Moleskine Watercolor Folio page.
Upplagd av Nina Johansson kl. 21:23
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The last of the paintings I did during my vacation, a little experiment with two images. I am not sure it is finished yet, I have to put it aside and look at it again in a while, then I´ll know.
20 x 20 cm, pencil and watercolours on 300 gsm (140 lb) watercolour paper.
Upplagd av Nina Johansson kl. 19:27
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
One more of the paintings I did on the island up north, the shed between our house and the neighbor´s. The grid pattern was painted using some kind of grating I found in the shed, don´t know what it´s been used for, I just thought it made a cool pattern. The surface was first printed with some old piece of wood, as I´ve shown in an earlier post, hence the uneven background behind the pattern.
20 x 20 cm, pencil and watercolours on 300 gsm (140 lb) watercolour paper (Arches or Saunders Waterford, can´t remember which...)
Upplagd av Nina Johansson kl. 22:59
Thursday, August 06, 2009
This area in Stockholm will soon be torn down to give room for apartment buildings - something Stockholm is always short of. The area where I sit to draw this is a little harbour for private boats, a rough forgotten spot that I suspect will soon be exploited too.
28 x 17 cm, Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington grey ink and watercolours in a Moleskine Watercolor Folio Sketchbook.
Upplagd av Nina Johansson kl. 22:00