Myndlistarfélag Vestmannaeyja dicided to have a theme of "Trolls and Alfs" for the exhibition.
This is my version taken from the story of "Bishop Brynjolf".
The story in short is like this: The Bushop was on his visit to see his congregation but had to rest overnight, then all of a sudden he woke up with a start when large hand reached into his tent to grasp him and take him away, quickly the bishop said to the troll "take my horse instead" which the troll did but said it would come for him later..... and the story goes on.
Thank you Simone to remember and for your lovely visit.
Here is us and me still in my pajamas!
I met this lovely girl at the Guesthouse Sel, where I was staying with a friend of mine Renate, Simone works at the guesthouse in summer time.
Hi there my good friends, I think I might go walk-a-bout like the Aboriginals do, I hope you keep my borrow safe until my return.
No, I am not going mad, just thought I might say something silly for a change!
Have a wonderful day!
The Seamen Day
Last Sunday was the day of the year where Icelanders honor all seamen.
On tis day also was decided to have an auction and collect money for a good purpose. Some of the island artists were asked to contribute to the event which we did gladly. Quite many paintings sold for a good price and mine there included.
The seamen were very pleased with the outcome.
Here is the painting that I painted, it is of two young men learning the robes from the old guy.
I was living in Australia when I heard of the eruption in my home town Vestmannaeyjar.
It really worried me but I could do nothing about it being so far away so I decided to paint a large painting, I had a calendar which my aunty had sent me with some photos on and my memories which I used to create this painting. It is about 1mx80cm approximately, painted on canvas with acrylic.
I gave this painting to Vestmannaeyja town when I arrived in 1994.
At the moment some of the children from our Primary school are using it as a reference to paint from under the instruction of their teacher and then they are going to show it at Einarsstofa in our Library in June, it is going to be exiting to see the show.
I thought I might share with you my latest painting.
A friend and an uncle of mine asked me to do a painting for him and I thought it might be nice to paint from west of the island and have it in summer colors.
I used mainly brushes but in the foreground I used my palette knife plus a little touch on the Elephant, which is so obvious in the cliff
This is oil on stretched canvas, size 30x60cm.
Well, I have delivered the painting and my uncle was very happy with it and he has it in his lounge room to look at when he is resting.
I hope you enjoy reeding and looking at this my viewers and friends.
Ten of us decided to spend a day visiting Art Galleries in Reykjavik and had a wonderful time!
Gíslína was our guide as she was most knowledgeable for this sort of thing and we obeyed her in everything, even sketching in the places we looked at.
Started with a breakfast at Cafe Paris
At Gallery Reykjavik with a very interesting art and design
Dress design section
An expressionism by a young woman
Resting tired feed!
At Kjarvalstaðir were we got to see most of Kjarval´s art work, also there were interesting and beautiful works by young children.
My quick sketches, nr.1 The girls resting, nr.2 and 3 Some of Kjarvals faces and mountains
A wonderful time was had by all!