Förtrollningen ligger därnere
The title for this serie of litte watercolors comes from one of the most enchanting fairytales I've read: Tuvstarr by Helge Kjellin and became very famous because of John Bauer's beautiful illustrations. "The enchantment lays down there" refers to the lake in the story. I got fascinated by the idea of hidden entities somewhere in the bottom of the lake or among the foggy woods, according to the belief that the fairies dance in the fog.
Blandt disse mørcke Graner
Dusk and dawn
Acrylic on canvas / Watercolors
Hösthunger, 23x30,5 cm Watercolors on paper
Gryning, 24x30 cm
Like the dusk, this is a "strange", nearly magical time when the reality is not certain and the chianging repentine.
I like to imagine this moment with the drops of the night that become vapours from the soil and the trees are dressed in fog.
Drömstilla, 23x30,5 cm Watercolors on paper
Stilla, 24x33 cm
Urskog, 24x30 cm
Dvala, 25x35 cm
Trolldom, 25x35 cm
Daggpärlor, 18x24 cm
Skymning, 18x24 cm
Kvällsro, 15x21 cm
Autumn Aurora, 20x25 cm
The name for this painting comes from the album of one of my favourite bands ever: Drudkh. Their work has always made me dream and many times I fell asleep with their music.
Nostalgi, 10x30 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Northern Lights, 18x25 cm Watercolors on paper
Iperborea, 30x40 cm
Hyperborea: land that being "beyond" (hence, out of reach of) the North Wind, it was thought to be a blissful paradise.
Glödande mörker, 24x30 cm
Strålar, 18x24 cm
Fimbulvetr, 30x50 cm
The terrible and mighty winter that precedes Ragnarök in the Norse mythology.
It was nice to imagine it like a floating aurora-wolf.
Revontulet, 25x35 cm
The name means "Fox´s fires". According to a finnish legend, the Northern Lights are shaped by a fox running in the sky and leaving sparks with the tail.
Mantle, 30x40 cm
Skuggorna kretsade, 20x25 cm
Frozen fire, 28x35 cm
Yverboren, 30x40 cm
From Svenska Akademiens Ordlista: "romantiskt och överdrivet fosterländsk", 1679.
< Greek "hyperboreos": pertaining to the regions of the far north. From "hyper" and Boreas, name of the god of the North Wind.
Midvintersdröm, 24x30 cm
Norrsken, 30x30 cm
Norrskensulv, 20x25 cm
Acrylic on canvas / Watercolors on paper
Pale Spring, 40x50 cm
Efter regnet, 24x32 cm Watercolors on paper
After the summer rain.
Höstmörker, 40x90 cm
November, 16x22 cm Acrylic on canvas
Dyster, 24x32 cm Watercolor on paper
Den Underliga Skogen, 24x30cm
My idea was a wood I got inspired by reading "Bland Tomtar och Troll"
Utanför, 22x27 cm
Den Underliga Skogen 2, 20x20 cm
Eismal i ein uggin Skog, 24x32 Watercolors on paper
The title comes from the first song in the album "Bergtatt" by Ulver, a forever favorite!
Swan of Tuonela, 30x40 cm
Tribute to the "Kalevala´s day" and the Finnish composer Sibelius.
Petrichor, 20x25 cm
A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
1960s: blend of petro- relating to rocks (the smell is believed to be caused by a liquid mixture of organic compounds which collects in the ground) and ichor.
Under Stjärnorna 2, 28x35 cm
Summer Solstice at Ales Stenar, 30x40 cm
Under Stjärnorna, 30x40 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Nattens Dans, 30x40 cm
Där videskuggor leker, 28x35 cm
Mysterium, 10x30 cm
Natt vandring, 10x30 cm
Ursa Major, 20x30 cm
"To human kind, struggling in a chaotic world, the predictable movements of the stars and planets, the regular alternation of day and night, the repeated appearance and disappearance of the moon, showed that there was basic order in the universe".
Harmonia Arborum, 60x60 cm
"Harmony of trees": I made up this Latin title taking inspiration from some literary/philisophical concepts about "mandala".
Vilse, 30x40 cm
Inte ensam, 13x18 cm
Not alone in the forest.
Inner space, 20x20 cm
Axis Caeli, 20x20 cm
Pole Star as the center of our nightsky.
Mörksuggor, 30x40 cm
The "Dark Sow" is a black creature that symbolizes the darkness and the mysticism of the nature in Dalarna province.
Mirkwood, 24x30 cm
Tolkien explained that the name comes from the Old Norse word myrkviðr (quoted in many poems and meaning "dark wood"), a wide and gloomy forest that divided the lands of the Goths and the Huns. Similar names, derived from the nordic one, became used to call other forests in Europe.
Skogsvistelse, 18x24 cm
Tinuviel, 10x15 cm
"The leaves were long, the grass was green,
The hemlock-umbels tall and fair,
And in the glade a light was seen
Of stars in shadow shimmering.
Tinuviel was dancing there
To music of a pipe unseen,
And light of stars was in her hair,
And in her raiment glimmering"
Krona av mörkret, 24x30 cm
Desire, 10x30 cm
From Latin "wish for" in the sense of "wait for what the stars will bring". From the phrase "de sidere" = "from the stars".
Acrylic on canvas - Watercolors on paper
Tröskeln, 10x30 cm
Echo of Stars 2, 10x30 cm
Cygnus Rift, 40x50 cm
The name refers to one of the dark spots of the MilkyWay, formed by a nebula of dust that covers the brightness in the central part of the Galaxy.
Threshold, 20x30 cm
Vårnatt, 24x33 cm
Kosmos, 20x25 cm
Cygnus Rift II, 50x70 cm
If you look up, 30x40 cm
Perseids, 28x35 cm
To celebrate the meteor shower around the 10th of august. The Perseids are so called because of the point from which they appear to come, lies in the constellation Perseus.
April Lyrids, 30x40 cm
They are a meteor shower. The radiant is located in the constellation Lyra. The peak of the phenomena is around April 22 each year.
Stardust, 30x40 cm
Abysmal, 25x35 cm
"There was neither non-existence nor existence then; there was neither the realm of space nor the sky which is beyond" (Rig Veda)
Höstsvindel, 24x30 cm
Vintersvindel, 24x30 cm
Echo of stars, 30x40 cm
The finnish name for the MilkyWay that means "the path of the birds".
Falling up, 24x30 cm
Starrblommor, 15x21 cm
"Och suset går vidare fram igenom skogen, buskarna prasslar och pratarförtroligt, och de vita små starrblomstren bugar och böjer sig fran mot varann" -From Tuvstarr´s fairytale by Helge Kjellin.
Linnunrata 2, 15x21 cm
Old Norse < Proto-Germanic *deuzam, the general Germanic word for "animal" (as opposed to man) < PIE *dheusom "creature that breathes" (root *dheu- "cloud, breath").
Acrylic on canvas
Gryningskyla, 18x24 cm
Even the coldest mornings can be so glittering and bright. I´m in love with the stillness combined to the cold that I´ve experienced here in Sweden.
Nattens Bundna, 18x24 cm
Simply the binding between Abowe and Below, concept as old as the world.
The stars shine and illuminate the snow. The snowflakes become stars on the dark trees. The Milkyway can be a path of icy crystals.
Wings without bodies, 20x20cm
The title comes from an Agalloch´s song called "Falling snow". The snowflakes really seem like wings that fall down without heavyness.
Acrylics on birch wood, 10x15 cm
Some very small attempts with MilkyWay, Northernlights, Moonphases and the Little Dipper with Polaris.
On polished swedish birch wood.