In my latest artwork I have left my comfort zone “landscape” and painted a motif which for me is different. A few months ago I was contacted by a person who previously bought a painting from me, “Lady in hat” My client wondered if I could paint a woman in full figure that could radiate power and positive energy to women. At first I thought this won´t be an easy challenge, but I let the idea mature for a while and all of a sudden it struck me, I could let the lady in the hat reappear. this time I decided to paint her in full figure in front of the mirror. If a woman can look at herself in the mirror an feel content with what she sees, that might give the viewer positive vibes and the feeling that “one think of herself”. Without exaggerating of course, but in general I think most women are a bit self-critical, instead of accepting who you are, how you look and feel good about yourself.
Setting from South Europe.
The environment I have in mind, where the woman is standing in front of her mirror, could be somewhere in South Europe, perhaps Tuscany in Italy. I chose a more yellowish light than the “white Scandinavian light” that I try to recreate in my Nordic landscape. This time I really had to use my imagination and put together environment that could feel credible even if the room did not exist in real life. The dress is pure imagination and this time she took off her hat and kept it in her hand. It took me quite some time to complete it but now the painting has travelled to its owner and I hope from the bottom of my heart that she and other viewers will be filled with the feeling “I am beautiful just the way I am”. So if you have an idea for a painting then you are welcome to contact me, even if I cannot promise anything but who knows next time maybe it is the painting on your wish list I am painting. You will find the art work in the gallery, in category “People”.