Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Läckö Castle



This is the castle I mentioned in a earlier post. It´s located on the end of cape Kålland in lake Vänern. The biggest lake in Sweden. This was the home of the wealthy count Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie and it has medieval origin before that. Today it´s a popular place to visit in summer. They have a summer opera and annual exhibitions. In the picture you see a part of it. It´s actually a watercolor and I´m very pleased that I find the medium somewhat fun again. It was my thing for a long time but eventually I got fed up and I felt I only did what was expected of me. So I turned to digital media instead or a combination of ink and digital. And my illustration commisions took me in new and exciting directions. Oh, here I found another one of the same place. I had a watercolor class here some years ago and it is a great place to practice painting shadows. Here you can actually form the shape of the castle by painting only the background.

7 comments:

Per H said...

Wow!These are so great! You can feel your hand and your personality.

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful work - thanks for the quick trip to Sweden!

petescully said...

these are excellent! i really like these, inspiring!

Rob Carey said...

Yes, the watercolor has such great texture and personality. I like all of these.

joseph's art and stuff said...

Beautiful work in here, Loved every minute of the visit, I'll be back to view again.

Terry Banderas said...

Love your artwork!!!!

Terry Banderas said...

Love your artwork!!!!