Janne Robberstad

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Arting with Nina

By spotogspindel | August 11, 2010

Sometimes it gets  a little lonely working in solitude every day, so I was so happy that my very creative friend Nina wanted to spend the day painting with me.

She wanted to make a calender-book, and managed to pre-paint her whole book (about half a year). She was very pleased with her book 🙂 And I thoroughly enjoyed her company!

I finally finished painting the pages in my book too, did some other small paint-jobs, and started a small painting on canvas and wood. When I saw this frame in the shop, I immediately thought I´d let the motif float off the canvas and onto the frame. The house is a boathouse from Austevoll, an island just north of here.

The finished painting is 21 x 21 cm including the wooden frame.

I like the effect of painting over the edges of the frame 🙂 And I´m quite pleased with the tranlucense (?) of the sea too.

Topics: Art, Diverse | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Arting with Nina”

  1. Andrew Finnie Says:
    August 12th, 2010 at 04:44

    Oh it looks like a fine effect, it adds another dimension 🙂 There’s an english abstract artist who paints in violent colours and uses the frame to the same effect… hmm forgotten his name sorry 🙁 ahh no It’s Howard Hodgkin I googles English abstract painter who paints on his frames)

    cheers from OZ

    Oh do you paint in oils or acrlyics Janne? If in acrylics how do you prepare your wood?

  2. Andrew Finnie Says:
    August 12th, 2010 at 04:45

    make that “I googled” not googles! Heh 🙂

  3. spotogspindel Says:
    August 12th, 2010 at 16:57

    I paint with acrylics.
    And I mix it with matte medium and just layer it on.
    The wood is really dry, so I haven´t done anything extra to preserve it.
    I only make art for one century at a time 😉

  4. Monica Says:
    August 13th, 2010 at 13:28

    Kanon, Janne! D vart kjempeflott!! 🙂