Summertime Fine

When I paint I feel fine, summertime fine – quite playful and happy acutally – like back in the days when the sky was always blue and we had strawberries for breakfast and spent the entire summer swimming, walking the woods and playing with friends.

Yellow cow, blue lorry (c) art-by-rekkebo

Yellow cow, blue lorry (c) art-by-rekkebo

This series of paintings, Summertime Fine, is inspired from memories. Here is one of my favourite paintings: Yellow Cow, Blue Lorry (46×55 cm acrylic and pastels on canvas).

Guess you can see that the sky was always blue back then, or maybe the weather has slightly changed through my memory filter…

I loved watching the green caterpillars eat my mother’s flowers for lunch. I remember thinking my mother’s nasturtiums were the most beautiful flowers on the garden porch, and I never fully understood why she freaked out seeing her beautiful flowers being eaten alive by the hordes of caterpillars.

I also enjoyed watching the happy cows grazing the fields after a long winter inside the cowshed. And I felt really proud as I grew strong enough to bring them water in heavy buckets, and boy they did drink a lot! Sometimes I spent the whole afternoon carrying water.

One day my father brought me a lorry, a blue lorry from the big city. I loved playing with my lorry, it was the only one I got.

Sweet dreams (c) art-by-rekkebo

Sweet dreams (c) art-by-rekkebo

Here are a few more paintings from the same series. And of course you can see more work at my homepage.

Kamikaze Bird (c) art-by-rekkebo

Kamikaze Bird (c) art-by-rekkebo

 

NORSK:
Når jeg maler har jeg det fint, sommerfølelsen er herlig – ganske leken og glad – som i gamle dager da himmelen alltid var blå og vi spiste jordbær til frokost og badet hele sommeren, gikk tur i skogen og lekte med venner.

Denne serien med malerier, Summertime Fine, er inspirert av gode minner. Dette er et av mine favoritt malerier: Gul ku, blå lastebil (46×55 cm akryl og tørrpastell på lerret).

Regner med du ser at himmelen alltid var blå, eller kanskje har været endret seg litt gjennom hukommelsens filter …

Jeg elsket å se de sultne grønne larvene spise min mors blomster til lunsj. Jeg syns at min mors blomkarse var de vakreste blomstene på verandaen, men jeg skjønte aldri hvorfor hun ble så sint når hun så at larvene spiste de vakre blomstene hennes.

Jeg likte veldig godt å se glade kyr på beite etter en lang vinter inne i fjøset. Og jeg var skikkelig stolt da jeg ble sterk nok til å gi kyrne vann i tunge bøtter, og jamme drikker dem mye! Av og til brukte jeg hele ettermiddagen på å bære vann.

En dag fikk jeg en lastebil av min far, en blå lastebil fra storbyen. Jeg elsket å leke med lastebilen, det var det eneste bilen jeg hadde.

Her er noen flere malerier fra den samme serien. Du kan du se flere arbeider på min hjemmeside

Virre longing for a home (c) art-by-rekkebo

Virre longing for a home (c) art-by-rekkebo

 

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