Janne Robberstad

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Archive for April, 2011

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banner update

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The first side of the banner is finished. It´s been a long day, but I did it, and i´m pleased with the result. Kind of hard to see the details in a 12 cm long picture, when the whole thing is over a meter, but you do get an impression. I´ve painted the town with […]

17. May banner – beginning

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Well, the title says something about the deadline, doesn´t it… 🙂 This is a commissioned work for a school in a neighboring community. These banners are used every 17th of May, which is Norway´s National day. I made the design a while ago, and now it´s all about getting the job done! The colors of […]

fishy painting

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Next step in the Seashore-picture: Painting fish. Literarily painting the fish. The fish-skin. Or to be very specific, the salmon-skin. After all this is for a salmon factory, so it is kind of important that it´s the right fish. The fish arrived, already dyed blue, though it looked more grey to me. So I found […]

tinsmith apprentice

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The holidays are over, and it´s time to work! I have a lot of exciting commissions due in the weeks to come. First project is a big picture for a reception area at Bremnes Seashore. I could tell you a lot about the interesting history of this local salmon-factory. But for now I´ll just tell you […]

moving in and breaking down

Monday, April 25th, 2011

You know how a big, white canvas can be quite intimidating for an artist. The fear of the big white! You know you have to fill it, but where do you start`What if you do something wrong? Will you ruin the whole picture? When I paint, I only get comfortable with the painting after there´s […]

inspiration – James Corbett

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Making sculptures out of car parts. I´ve seen several attempts at this, and let´s just say, they don´t always impress me all that much. At all. But that was until a friend of mine sent me a link to James Corbett from Australia. I think it´s amazing how he´s transformed these cold, dead steel-parts into […]


Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

I´ve given up trying to be productive these Easter-days. The whole family is gathered, there´s a lot going on: like last night, we all went on the seasons first boat-trip out into the islands. Yep. That´s me right there on the front deck. Enjoying! Oh, and the Easter-bunny was here sometime late last night. Apparently […]

Danish fishing boat

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

A Danish fishing-boat I made back in 2005, now surrounded by old fishing-nets at my parent´s boat house.

photo-fun by the sea

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Easter is family-time, and I made sure to bring all my toy-cameras with me to the sea-house today. Jumping, running, laughing and posing. The toy-cameras have film that needs to be developed, so I don´t know yet how things turned out. However, I borrowed Karoline´s macro+fisheye-lenses for trying out on my digital EOS, and had […]

My new office!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Wow! I´m moving out! Well not me exactly, but I´ll now (very soon) be renting a small office-space at the theatre. But let me call it a studio, or even better, an ateliér! Here are some pictures of the space as it is now. This is it. Awkward photo made by putting three photos together. […]

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