Homage to Hopper

At the painting session in with my friends in our painters group Pink Bucket we got a classic paintings challenge from one of the members in the group, Johan Hoflund.

He had made post it notes with three words on every note. Then we picked one out of them. I picked the one with the words “open surfaces, lonliness, bar”.

That note described a classic painting and I was supposed to interpret that painting. That was a great challenge and I loved every minute of the work.

To interpret a classical painting by one of the great master artist in arthistory is amazing. You get so near the painting, watch every line, every detail and you very soon realize that it’s a masterpiece. You can’t add something to it and you can’t erase something. The original painting is perfect. But you can learn a lot to do “covers” of famous paintings and you have the pleasure to feel the power in the painting.

It’s no use copying the picture, you have to do your own amateur version, you can never do as good as the original. But that goes the other way around too. A master artist can never copy a amateur painting either and get the same result.

If you don’t know what you should paint or draw, find a classic painting an do something from that picture.

Art is amazing and timeless. Want to see which painting I’m talking (writing) about and how I managed to solve the challenge?

Here it is. What do you think?

 

Homage to Edward Hopper Nighthawks 1942


I think the original painting is awesome 🙂

Anna

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The most dangerous animal in Sweden

You may have big bears, snakes or tigers in your country that scares you the most.

Despite the fact that we have elks, bears an wolves in Sweden, none of them is yhe most dangerous animal.

Instead it’s a tiny little creature almost invisible that scares us the most.

Have you heard of Tick? We call them “fästingar” in Sweden. 

They creep up on us when we don’t notice them, they bite us and stay there, give us itching and can spread diseases that can lead to our death if we don’t get treatment in time.

They live in nature alomost everywhere, so in summertime we have to be careful where we walk.

But, isn’t it silly that the smallest animal is our most dangerous animal?

Here’s a drawing of a giant tick 🙂

Anna

Who are you?


The love the rain person or the other?

Anna

Vem äter vem?/Who’s gonna eat who for dinner?

Totem pole with the food chain as a theme. Tailed eagle takes the fish, which made a smaller fish, from below the bird, who also want fish and mink can imagine both poultry and fish, as dinner 🙂

Totempåle med näringskedjan som tema. Havsörnen tar fisken, som tagit en mindre fisk, under ifrån kommer fågeln, som också vill ha fisk och minken kan tänka sig både fågel och fisk, som middag 🙂 

Anna
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Truesax 13 februari

I often say, start a painters group with some friends and start painting. But if you do not want to paint you might want to play an instrument.

Then you do what Truesax did twenty years ago in Trosa. Start a band and learn how to play. They picked up the saxophones and started to play when they saw how fun their kids had in the music school. Why just them?, they thought, we can learn how to play music too.

And so they did. They have played ever since that day and in February the 13th they give a consert in Trosa kvarn. If you’re in the neighbourhood it would be a good idea to go and listen to them. They’ve been playing in all kinds of places in Sweden and also in other countries.

If you want to read more about them you can visit thier website Truesax.se

It’s all in Swedish though 🙂

Even if you’re not in Sweden and Trosa when they play, you can think about that it’s never too late to learn new things in life. So whatever you always wished you learned more about, just do it, even if you think it’s too late. It is not!


Oh, I just remembered, I do have a drawing that fits this post!

 

seaweed shrimp/tångräka (for sale/till salu)

 

Anna

Pling!

Can you hear the sound of “Pling”
when your ipad,cellphone or computer call for your attention?

Can you hear what your device want to tell you
with that “pling”?

Do you jump up and down when you hear the “pling”?

Or do you sigh over the “plings” everytime they disturb you?

I think the “plings” are happy messages. Someone out there want to tell me something, wants to share something, everytime my device says “pling”.

A like on a post gives me a “pling”
A comment on a post give me a “pling”
And when someone choose to follow my blog I get a “pling”

It’s really nice getting “plings” from you all!

I hope I can give some of them in return 🙂


Kan du höra ljudet av “Pling”


när din padda, telefon eller dator kallar på uppmärksamhet?

Kan du höra vad den vill berätta för dig
med sitt “pling”?

Spritter du till av glädje när du hör “pling”?

Eller suckar du över “plingarna” varje gång de stör dig?

Jag tror att “plingarna” kommer med glada budskap. Någon där ute vill berätta något, vill dela något, varje gång min padda säger “pling”.

En like på ett blogginlägg ger mig ett “pling”
En kommentar på ett inlägg ger mig ett “pling”
När någon väljer att följa min blogg får jag ett “pling”

Jag gillar att få “plingar” från er alla!


Jag hoppas att jag kan ge “plingar” tillbaka till er 🙂

Anna

  
Pling sketch, think I’ll do another later, that’s better. We’ll see.

My pling orchestra is playing!

Thank you all for liking and comment my posts. Everytime you do that my ipad goes “pling”.
It’s so nice to hear you’re out there.

I tried to find a picture that could match this little music post and I found it!

Have a nice evening, night or morning wherever you are 😀
Anna

  
Clamp Shrimp plays saxophone

Puzzle giraffe/Pusselgiraff

What do you think about this creature?

Vad tycker ni om denna varelse?

Anna

  
  
I tried a red field first.

Zebra cow

  

Zebracow

Left hand drawing. I’m righthanded, but I sometimes trying to teach my left hand to draw and write too.
Anna

Hare

  
This is a close neighbour of mine since last summer. He or she lives around our house. We have followed him or her since baby age. As baby hare he or she slept right outside our door. Adorable.

His or her ears inspired me to this drawing.

Anna

  

Can you draw music?

Is it possible to do a drawing of music?

I try now and then. This is from last year after a friend told me a music story.

Anna

 

DJ no. 1?

 

The “pling” movement

Jim at Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall

has started a “pling” movement, I think.

It started with a post of mine were I wrote that I like the “pling” sounds your comments make when my ipad recieve notifications in my wp app.

In the comments to that post I found Jims comment which ended with a “pling”.

Since then a lot of “plings” have ended comments in my posts and I have returned the “pling” gifts by ending comments with “pling” when I visit Jims blog.

So if you wonder where the “pling” come from, you now know it’s The “pling” movement, that’s growing every day 😉

“pling” to you all!

Thanks for being here on wp with me, it’s so much fun and “plings” to find.

Anna

  

Skarv, varan och säl (500 sek/st)

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Vad har skarven gjort förutom att bara vara skarv?
Vi människor tycker att den kommer i för stora flockar, förstör öar och tar all fisk. Men vad har skarven gjort annat än att uppfylla just sin uppgift som skarv?
Vi människor har ett underligt perspektiv på våra med-arter i naturen. Vi tror att vi kommer i första hand och sedan får resten av allt levande rätta sig efter oss.
Om vi vänder på frågan, vad har vi gjort skarven? Den frågan vill vi antagligen inte ens höra svaret på.

I den här bilden har skarvens fjäderdräkt fått klädnypor i mönstret och kläder på tork. Om ni har sett skarven sitta ute i havsbandet på kobbarna i kvällssolen har ni också sett hur de breder ut vingarna för att torka dem efter dagens alla dyk.

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Sjömansvaranen tillhör antagligen en mycket ovanlig art i våra farvatten. Utom i fantasin då förstås. I den här bilden har varanen fått alla möjliga sjölivs-attribut. Kan ni hitta dem alla?

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Kanske har ni haft ynnesten att få se en säl i havsbandet. Den här sälen har dock en annorlunda teckning i pälsen, nämligen en sjöväderskarta.
Även om sälar allt oftare går att skåda i vår skärgård kommer den magiska känslan av se något unikt ändå varje gång den dyker upp med sitt huvud över vattenytan.

Ha nu vackra sommmardagar oavsett väderlek, vi behöver denna tid av ljus så väl för att sedan stå rustade inför vinterhalvårets mörkare årstid.

Anna

What’s this?

  

Anna

Elephant/Elefant