Little time for making art

My life is pretty busy, but I still need to be creative. Every day I do something creative – ‘cause if I don’t, I feel miserable and lose my energy. To me practicing art is important to stay healthy and happy. Making art makes me feel alive!

I love my day job, but OMG! working almost full time leaves me with so little time to make art! I’m twisting my hands, shaking my brain cells hoping they will come up with a fab solution, but so far nothing revolutionary really happened. So I try to deal with the situation as best as I can.

Find your own way 

Most artists I know feel short of time, even the ones with no day jobs. The more time you spend working on your art projects, the more you wanna create – ideas come easy when you’re having fun! 

Every artist has their own way of coping with “too little time to make art” so try to find your own way! 

going to art exhibitions is inspiring. Hilma af Klint is a favourite


Right now I’m downscaling wherever possible; social media, planned exhibits, projects, ideas, time consuming techniques and size of paintings. I limit everything down to: What’s most important now!

I’m challenging myself to say yes to the right things. Which means I turned down 4 invitations to exhibit my work this year!

And I haven’t regretted it for a second!

Remove distractions

How to get shit done as often as you want? Remove distractions. Make time to do what is important now. Plan. Make commitments to yourself. Show up! Do the work! 

One creative hour spent every day adds a lot to your portfolio in a year. You might want to set a creative morning/ afternoon/ evening time to work on a fun project for 30 days to get things started. Join an art group or an art challenge like #30dayartproject Just do it!

Depending on how much time I’ve got, I might pick something from the list below: 

  1. Doodle 
  2. Work small
  3. Create one page every day in my art journal
    1. Paint with only one colour a day (on several paintings)
  4. Make the same pattern in different sizes/colours on several paintings
  5. Organize my flat files … (works on paper need safe storage)
  6. Look through art books while having breakfast/ before going to bed
  7. Mix the perfect colour to get on with a WIP (work in progress)
  8. Make quick sketches
  9. Play with ideas
  10. Make collage
  11. Design my own patterns
  12. Make my own collage material
  13. Try something new
  14. Paint edges of finished canvases
  15. Look at my unfinished paintings from new angles, or in the mirror
  16. Read about art
  17. Listen to art podcasts
  18. Watch and learn from MoMa or Louisiana (classes)
  19. Scroll some of my art groups to see what my colleagues are doing
  20. Daydream about my next art project
  21. Clean or tidy up a part of my messy studio
  22. Re-arrange part of my studio
  23. Order supplies
  24. Write poems
  25. Go for a walk and study the world around me
  26. Meditate upon an unsolved painting
  27. Make plans for my next exhibition (whenever that will be)
  28. Collect ideas for blog texts
  29. Write blog texts
  30. Put my work out on social media
  31. Join an art challenge
  32. Journal about my own art
  33. Photograph or scan some of my work
  34. Brush up my website (research other artists websites/blogs)
  35. Research galleries and/or art fairs to sell my work
  36. Enjoy my studio, invite friends over for a workshop
  37. Visit museums and galleries 
  38. Hang out with other creative people
  39. Have fun!

Time is a friend

But most of the time I pet my cat and water my plants… 

Time isn’t short, time is forever, it has always been there and it will continue. Time is not an enemy. Time is a friend. It is universal and eternal. If you spend your time well, you will feel good! So pet your cat or do whatever makes you happy! 

Gotta go, Mr Cat is calling for me…

Mr Cat is the best
Mr Cat is the best

Small works for big changes

Time flies when you’re having fun! That’s for sure! Early this summer serendipity knocked on my door and intuition told me to jump on the art train passing by. I have not regretted one single minute, not even a second! I have found my joy!

(C) copyright. All rights reserved Art by Rekkebo

Having fun is vital 

I had so much fun doing Louise Fletcher’s free taster that I signed up for the full 10 week course and exchanged my plans for a lazy summer holiday with long hours of work in my art studio. I didn’t get much of a sun tan this year, but I gained artistic insights and had a ball!

For me having fun is vital for my well being and when things get too serious or busy I get overwhelmed and lose my energy. This summer has been amazing!

Small works for big changes

Working small on sheets of paper has many advantages when you master the format. You get to experiment a lot more and finish work in a smaller amount of time and you get to know your preferences; what you like or don’t like. 

(C) copyright. All rights reserved Art by Rekkebo

Intuitive process

When working on technical paper or sheets of canvas paper I feel free to follow my intuition, I feel free to play and never think of “ruining” an expensive gallery canvas for that matter. Working on paper also means I can sell works at affordable prices.

Feeling fearless 

Another aspect of working small is that there’s really nothing to lose: If your painting sucks, make another and notice what you do and don’t like. It’s called learning and the more I learn about my preferences, the more “me” my paintings get.

My favourite idea when working in my studio is: “I wonder what happens if”… and this is how some of my small playful works give rise to big, bold changes.

(C) copyright. All rights reserved Art by Rekkebo

I’m So Excited for what’s to come!

Well, to make a long story short I had so much fun and learned so much doing the full 10 week course this summer, that I signed up for the brand new 6 week master class starting in a couple of weeks. I’m so excited for what’s to come!

My global collage village

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst and expect nothing! A year ago I had no idea what impact Covid-19 would have around the globe and how it would affect my daily life. Today I know a lot more. I’m glad I didn’t know everything forehand. Sometimes it’s best to accept the situation and don’t push the river, so to speak.

Cancelled and closed

I admit it has been a bit tricky to stay optimistic the past year. I mean, most of my plans are on hold and the corona situation will probably make sure it stays like that for quite some time. Like many other artists, the only thing I can do is work, work, work alone in my studio and hope for better times to come. Sometimes it feels like my painting sessions continue long into my sleep, like a neverending story. 

All shows are cancelled. All workshops are cancelled. Even art supply shops are closed. I have run out of several mediums and therefore have to improvise.  Most likely I’ll have to order something from an online store just to get things going.

Making collage (c) Copyright. All rights reserved Art by Rekkebo

No man is an island – or?

They say “no man is an island” meaning that most people need to be part of a community in order to thrive. This capital city has been more or less closed down for five months and we are all pretty isolated. Maybe it’s time to rethink how we downsize our health care systems, organize our work and communities and how we live our lives? 

As some of you have read and commented on earlier, an art school is not particularly suitable for online schooling while working on your graduate project. Last year Covid-19 forced all supervision to take place in a virtual classroom and in such moments it’s hard to keep the motivation going. In times like this you have to trust the process and seek inspiration elsewhere.

Small collages in the making (c) Copyright. All rights reserved Art by Rekkebo

My global collage village

A year ago, as Oslo closed down, I quickly understood that I needed to get myself a hobby and a creative online community to hang out with. Luckily I came across a fantastic group of international collage artists. I have learned so much from making collage, taking online classes, discussing with morning birds and night owls and hanging out with these wonderful people. My art collection has grown along with my hope! So thank you Canaries, you really inspire me to grow my wings! 

April 1. 2020 I made my very first 5 minute intuitive collage. One year later I have taken on a few challenges and made some progress. I do not compare myself to artists with 10 plus years of experience – they do amazing works! And I’m still a beginner. But as long as I’m happy, I carry on. Doing it my way. I find making collage to be both relaxing and challenging and very suitable in my ongoing process of abstractifying my work.

This April (2021) I focused on making a series of 36 collages and I’m actually quite happy with some of them. A few even found their way overseas. I will definitely dedicate more time to working with collage. But first I will try to add collage into my paintings.

36 small collages on my wall (c) Copyright. All rights reserved Art by Rekkebo

Coming in from the cold with fresh eyes 

We had a really cold winter this year. Since I have moved my studio home, opening windows was not a preferred thing to do, so I had to come up with less smelly ways of working. Making collage is one of them. Working small and journaling is another. Rethinking and retextualisation is part of the process. So I’m not looking for “new landscapes”, I use “fresh eyes” to see what is already there. 

It’s not always what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. So, I’m kind of looking for traces, searching for myself…or rather; new ways of “inventing” my art. 

What if?

When time is abundant and money is scarce, when your studio is smaller than your big dreams, when you run out of your favourite art supplies – what do you do? You either freak out or you try new things! I wonder what happens if I do this or that? Or try another way? My next project might be using my grandmother’s sewing machine on my canvases. The sewing machine that only runs backwards. Wohoo, that might be a lot of fun!

Never give up, keep trying and practise every day! Success comes in many different shapes and forms. Have faith and have fun!

My 30 day project

HURRAY! The 100-day project went as clockwork (January 1-April 10). The plan worked out and I kickstarted 2019 with 100 creative sessions in a row. Every single day, all week I worked in my studio. After 100 days of creative work, I was so inspired that I threw myself into a brand new 30 day project, which I managed to finish just in time for my summer job and the upcoming summer holidays. – Oh boy, did I establish some good habits!


HURRA! 100 dagers prosjektet gikk som smurt (1.januar-10.april). Planen funket og jeg kickstartet 2019 med 100 kreative økter på rekke og rad. Hver eneste dag, hele uka gikk jeg inn i kunstnerbobla i atelieret mitt. Og da de 100 dagene var over, var jeg så inspirert at jeg kastet meg like godt ut i et nytt 30 dagers prosjekt som jeg rakk å avslutte akkurat i tide før sommerjobben tok meg og sommerferien stod for døren. – Snakk om å etablere gode vaner!

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo


I like progress and result! And as a former project manager, I know that project work motivates me; I like that things have a beginning and an end. When professionalism and quality go hand in hand, good things can happen! As a wannabe professional artist, it is important that my products will find buyers, that’s why I want to raise the quality of my work. Fortunately, I know the art of planning and breaking down into affordable sub-goals, hence the projects.


Jeg digger fremdrift og resultat! Og som tidligere prosjektleder vet jeg at prosjektarbeid motiverer meg; jeg liker at ting har en begynnelse og en slutt. Når profesjonalitet og kvalitet går hånd i hånd, kan bra ting skje! Som wannabe helprofesjonell kunstner er det viktig at produktet mitt holder mål, så da må jeg både fornye meg og heve kvaliteten på arbeidene noen hakk. Heldigvis kan jeg kunsten å planlegge og bryte ned i overkommelige delmål, derav prosjektene.

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo


The 100 day project was about drawing weird portraits, the weirder the better. I mainly worked with promarkers on A3 size drawing paper. My goal was to raise the level of creative activity and to take my artistic expression one step further – and I think I succeed! I focused on completing one portrait every day and I’am quite happy with the development.


100 dagers prosjektet handlet om å tegne rare portretter, jo rarere jo bedre. Jeg jobbet primært med tusj på papir i størrelse A3 format. Målet var å få opp aktivitetsnivået og å ta ta det kunstneriske uttrykket mitt ett hakk videre – og jeg tror jeg lykkes! Jeg fokuserte på å fullføre ett portrett hver dag og er godt fornøyd med utviklingen.

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo


The 30 day project was about expressing bodily reflections of people, and the work is based on drawing live models. The studies in this project are larger and most of the charcoal sketches and acrylic paintings are made on kraft paper measuring about 70×50 cm or 80×60 cm.


30 dagers prosjektet har mer handlet om å uttrykke hele mennesker og arbeidene er basert på studier av levende modeller. Arbeidene i dette prosjektet er større og de fleste kullskissene og maleriene er laget på kraftpapir om måler ca 70×50 cm eller 80×60 cm. 

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo


As part of # 100dayartchallenge (January 1st-April 10th) and # 30dayartchallenge (April 11th-May 10th), I shared one photo on Instagram every day and was lucky enough to receive tip-top response along the way. As I decided to close down my art pages on facebook, I publicly shared some tastes from the projects on my personal profile along the way for people to follow.


Som en del av  #100dayartchallenge (1.januar-10.april) og #30dayartchallenge (11.april-10.mai) delte jeg ett bilde på Instagram hver dag og fikk god respons underveis. Ettersom jeg har lagt ned kunstsidene mine på facebook, delte jeg offentlige innlegg med noen smakebiter på profilen min underveis slik at flere kunne følge med.

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo


130 creative studio days in a row is nothing to giggle about. I know talented artists who struggle to find time and effort to work creatively. And sometimes being a self employed artists feels a bit overwhelming. My coping strategy is setting realistic goals that fit in with everyday life. A few years back I had tiny goals and I am so grateful that this year is of a different caliber. Being able to work on the right project at the right time will eventually set me free to do what I want!


130 arbeidsøkter på rekke og rad er ingenting å kimse av. Jeg kjenner mange som sliter med å finne tid og krefter til å jobbe kreativt. Jeg kan også kjenne litt på at hele kunstnerbobla kan være i overkant overveldende innimellom og da er det godt å sette seg konkrete mål som er overkommelige med hvordan livet er akkurat nå. Jeg har hatt veldig små mål i enkelte perioder tidligere og er veldig takknemlig for at dette året er av et annet kaliber. Det ligger mye mestring og frigjøring av positiv energi når man klarer å jobbe med riktig prosjekt til riktig tid.

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo


Right now I will take on a summer job to hand in some extra money. After that lies a long-awaited summer vacation. My husband and I have planned so many nice trips together and we will buy an electric bicycle to get us farther than far. But knowing myself, I bet I can’t keep myself away from the studio for the whole summer!


Nå skal jeg bare få unna sommerjobben og hanke inn litt ekstra penger, før en etterlengtet sommerferie for døren. Ektemannen og jeg har planlagt mange fine turer og vi skal kjøpe el-sykkel sånn at vi kommer langt og lenger enn langt. Men kjenner jeg meg selv, klarer jeg neppe å holde meg helt unna atelieret! 

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

My 100 Day Art Project

Sadly, there is no quick fix to being an artist. You need a bit of talent, ability and willingness to learn, perseverance and time to work hard. Like any other superpower it takes years of practice to find your unique style and most artists do not become famous at all.

So why do I keep on drawing, painting, photographing, printmaking and testing new techniques? And why is my brain always in the mood of creating new projects?

Because creating art is my passion!

100dayproject artbyrekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo


The reason I created a 100 day project is to build new habits that help me live the life I want. Modern life is busy, filled with lots of dos and don’ts. We’re online more or less 24/7 clinging to cell phones, listening to books, music and podcasts, attached to PCs and television. Time is limited and we tend to think in headlines and with short concentration span.

Working in my studio gives me time to contemplate what goes on in the world. The slow creative process is kind of a life force that reconnects me with more important stuff. A bit like how a walk in the woods revitalize me. Some call it recreation, meditation or therapy. I do what nurtures me, what feels right and what I love.

This year I have committed myself to 100 days of daily art practice. Because:

Creativity is a skill and the more I practice, the more skilled I become!

The plan is that every day for 100 days I will be working in my studio with diverse creative projects; small or big doesn’t matter. Every day I will post one pic on my Instagram account. I’d like to say working in my art studio helps me become a better version of myself; happier, kinder and more open-minded. I feel free, the world is limitless! Like some of my first memories.

Growing up

Growing up on a farm back in the days, young children were normally left alone to play outside while their parents took a nap after dinner, before going back to the fields and taking care of their livestock. Like most farm children I enjoyed lots of freedom roaming the hoods, trying to figure out life’s mysteries. My early years of childhood seem to be quite lighthearted and enjoyable. I was curious and excited, had lots of creative energy and hours to spend on my own searching for fun.

Early artist career plan

My dad had plenty of cool tools, so at the age of 4 this little girl was stone carving day after day fully determined to become a sculptor and make gigantic statues. A few weeks later I gave up because I couldn’t find stones that would let me form them the way I wanted; the materials were either too hard or too soft. And my wrists were really hurting from all the hammering. Then I tried working with clay from the seashore without significant success.

Since neither my carpentry did come out like I wanted, I went back to drawing, encouraged by Grandma who was happy to model for me every day. At the age of 5 I had my first art exhibit in Grandma’s house. All the neighbors were invited and Grandma served coffee and homemade cakes. To my big surprise I sold my first drawing. And Grandma told everyone that I was going to become an artist.

100dayproject artbyrekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Years passing by

Through adolescence I was sketching, drawing and writing for hours every night. I hardly had time to sleep. But then it all stopped. For years and years, life was filled with sports, parties, studies, jobs, friends and family life. Many good years, by all means, but my creative spirit was not nurtured except for a few lucky hours every now and then. Some nights I skipped sleeping, or I couldn’t sleep, because my brain was in creative modus.

Dreamt I was painting

During sleep I dreamt I was painting large canvases with strong colors, weird and wonderful, abstract motives. Luckily I discovered an art school in my hood and took a summer class. Half way through my second day in summer class, I had kind of a spiritual awakening and a feeling of being connected with something I’ve always looked for. I felt I had no choice, that I finally had found my calling, so I attended the art school. The next two years were intense in so many ways. So many things to learn, so much work, so much fun!

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. (Pablo Picasso)

Building successful habits

There are many “where do I stand, where do I want to go” exercises, loads of reflection and evaluation programs to carry out. But I like to keep things simple:

1. Where do I want to put my energy and How do I do that?
2. Put first things first. Every day.
3. Step by step, I will get there.

On my journey to being an artist, I skip a lot of nice things like travelling and socializing with friends. My everyday life consists of daily routines, small steps towards new achievements.

Unlike most of my fellow students from art school, who are struggling with full time jobs and busy days, most of my days are open. I have decided to focus on what I love most. I am determined to follow my heart and my dream.

I still dream

I still dream that I make art while sleeping; I still dream I paint large canvases. They are a lot better than the ones I make during the day. Therefore:

The #100dayproject is one of my tools to be capable of painting those beautiful pieces.

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. (Marc Chagall)

The year of the pig will hopefully bring dedication, commitment, progress, originality and thrilling possibilities for me and my artwork. I will work hard and set small goals every day!

100dayproject artbyrekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo


Det ingen snarveier for å bli kunstner. Du trenger talent, evne og vilje til å lære, tid og utholdenhet til å jobbe hardt. Det tar mange år med jobbing for å utvikle din unike stil og de fleste kunstnere blir ikke berømte i det hele tatt.

Så hvorfor fortsetter jeg å tegne, male, fotografere, skrive og teste nye teknikker? Og hvorfor kommer hjernen min alltid opp med masse ideer til nye prosjekter? Fordi at:

Å lage kunst er min lidenskap!

# 100dagerprosjektet

Grunnen til at jeg gjør et 100 dagers prosjekt er for å etablere nye vaner som hjelper meg til å leve det livet jeg ønsker meg. Ukene er travle, fylt med mange gjøremål. Vi er nesten alltid pålogget, klamrer oss til mobiltelefoner, lytter til bøker, musikk og podcaster, vi sitter foran PCer og TV. Tiden er knapp, vi tenker ofte i overskrifter, har kort konsentrasjonsevne og hopper raskt fra det ene til det andre.

Arbeidet i atelieret gir meg ro til å gruble over hva som foregår i verden. Den kreative prosessen tar tid og er en slags kraft som kobler meg på igjen, et slags kompass som gir retning, innsikt og perspektiv. Litt som en tur i skogen gjenoppliver meg etter en stressende dag. Noen kaller det rekreasjon, meditasjon eller terapi. For meg handler det å være i ett med seg selv og omgivelsene, å være tro mot seg selv, å gjøre det som er bra for meg!

I år har jeg forpliktet meg til 100 dager med daglige kreative økter. Fordi:

Kreativitet er en ferdighet og jo mer jeg øver, jo  dyktigere blir jeg!

Planen er at skal jeg jobbe i atelieret mitt hver eneste dag i 100 påfølgende dager med ulike kreative prosjekter; små eller stor spiller ingen rolle – og poste ett bilde på instagram. Jeg vil nesten påstå at å jobbe i atelieret hjelper meg å bli en litt bedre versjon av meg selv; lykkeligere, snillere, åpen og imøtekommende. Jeg føler meg fri, verden er ubegrenset! Slik noen av mine første minner er.


Jeg vokste opp på en liten gård på den tiden barn var ute og lekte mens foreldrene tok en fortjent middagslur, før de gikk tilbake til åker og fjøsstell. Jeg hadde stor frihet til å utforske livets mysterier og minnes mine tidlige barndoms år som spennende og morsomme. Jeg var vitebegjærlig, hadde masse kreativ energi og et hav av tid til å gjøre alt som var gøy.

Pappa hadde massevis av kule verktøy som jeg fikk låne, så i 4 års alderen satt jeg dag etter dag og hugget i stein, fast bestemt på å bli billedhugger og lage enorme statuer. Noen sommeruker senere ga jeg opp, fordi jeg ikke fant stein som lot seg bearbeide slik jeg ønsket; steinene var enten for harde eller for myke. Og håndleddene mine verket etter all hamringen. Deretter forsøkte jeg å lage skulpturer av leire fra fjæra, uten nevneverdig suksess.

Etter som heller ikke snekkerprosjektene ble slik jeg ville, gikk jeg tilbake til tegning. Farmor heiet på meg og satt modell så ofte jeg ville. Jeg var rundt 5 da jeg hadde jeg min første kunstutstilling i farmors stue. Alle naboene var invitert, og farmor serverte kaffe og hjemmelagde kaker. Til min store overraskelse solgte jeg en tegning. Og farmor fortalte alle at jeg skulle bli kunstner når jeg ble stor!

Årene går

Gjennom barne- og ungdomsskolen skisset, tegnet og skrev jeg i timevis hver kveld. Jeg hadde knapt tid til å sove. Men så endret alt seg og de neste årene var livet fylt med sport, kjærester, fester, studier, jobber, venner og familieliv. Mange gode minner, for all del, men mine kreative talenter lå stort sett brakk bortsett fra noen få timer nå og da. Enkelte netter droppet jeg å sove, eller jeg kunne ikke sove, fordi hjernen min var i kreativ modus.

Drømte at jeg laget store malerier

Ofte drømte jeg at jeg malte store bilder med sterke farger og merkelige, fantastiske, abstraherte motiver. Til alt hell oppdaget jeg en kunstskole i nabolaget og meldte meg på et sommerkurs.
Den andre dagen på sommerkurset fikk jeg en sterk aha-opplevelse og en bestemt følelse av endelig å ha hadde funnet det jeg alltid hadde lett etter. Jeg kjente at jeg ikke hadde noe valg, og søkte meg inn på billedkunstutdanningen. De neste to årene var intense på så mange måter. Så mange ting å lære, så mye arbeid, så mye moro!

Inspirasjon eksisterer, men ikke uten at du jobber. (Pablo Picasso)

Art by Rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Lag gode vaner

Det er mange “hvor står jeg, hvor går jeg” øvelser, utallige refleksjons- og evalueringkurs man kan ta. Men jeg liker å gjøre ting enkelt:

1. Hva ønsker jeg å bruke energien min på og Hvordan gjør jeg det?
2. Gjør det viktigste først. Hver dag.
3. Sakte, men sikkert vil jeg komme dit jeg vil.

På veien mot kunstnerdrømmen, dropper jeg stadig fine ting som å reise og å være sammen med venner. Hverdagene består av daglige rutiner, små skritt mot utvikling og mestring. I motsetning til mange av mine medstudenter fra kunstskolen, som sliter med heltidsjobber og tidsklemme, er de fleste av mine dager åpne. Fordi: Jeg ønsker å fokusere på det jeg elsker mest. Jeg er fast bestemt på å følge mitt hjerte og min kunstnerdrøm.


Jeg drømmer fortsatt om kunst mens jeg sover. Jeg drømmer fortsatt at jeg maler store, vakre bilder. Og de er mye bedre enn de jeg lager i løpet av dagen. Så derfor:

# 100dagersprosjektet er et av verktøyene mine for å lære meg å male de vakre bildene.

Hvis jeg lager ting fra hjertet, fungerer nesten alt! (Marc Chagall)

Grisens år vil forhåpentligvis bringe engasjement, fremgang, originalitet og uventede muligheter for meg og min kunst! Jeg skal jobbe hardt og sette små mål hver dag!

100dayproject artbyrekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Painting High and Low

This year’s summer project was great fun! Lately I’ve been working on some quite big canvases. There have been canvases on the floor and canvases on the wall. I’ve been painting high and low.

trollskogen_ artbyrekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

My big hot summerproject

Oslo had an extraordinary hot summer this year, approximately three months with hardly a cloud on the sky and only a few drops of rain. So I’ve painted in cool mornings, dripping of sweat in the heat of the day, I’ve painted in afternoon sun and in breezy evening shadows. Luckily I’ve managed to stay focused and worked passionate, only interrupted by daily swimming in the river Akerselva, lovely meals in the nearby woods and inspiring conversations with family, colleagues and friends.


They say artist put a lot of themselves in everything they make. A friend recently told me that my vibrant colors reflect my energy and personality. I believe my friend somehow recognize parts of herself in my paintings. It’s called resonance and that’s perhaps when art is at its best!

detailBIGpainting_ artbyrekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Life is good!

To be able to paint every day for an extended period is truly amazing. Every now and then I give myself a challenge, just to make sure I don’t fall into laziness, boredom or stagnation. I try to create goals for my own progress.

Lately I’ve worked in big formats using intuitive, abstract, expressive and other formal training techniques in the attempt of creating reflective paintings with more additional hints of figuration than ever before. A somewhat weird and wonderful working process mixing logic and intuition.

Courage and flow and are key words in this working process. Throughout the process I’m open to what adventures might visualize on the canvas instead of trying to manufacture and control things. To me, working intuitively is like contemplating the ideas of everyday mysteries in a new context. Changes are inevitable, both in life and in the painting studio. Throughout the creative process I try to reflect on how I embrace them.

Some claim that intuitive painting is a means to get in touch with their inner selves, or even to heal emotions.

To me it’s all about playfulness, new possibilities and having a good time while painting. That doesn’t rule out the fact that frustrations and difficulties doesn’t pop up when you least expect them. Believe me, they do. But the good news is: you can always paint over and start all over again, or you might take a closer look and take on a new path. There are many ways to finish a painting, and I’m the boss!

After days of painting I’ve left the canvases to “mature” for some time trying to figure out what’s the best next step. While some canvases have a rest, others get started or continued. That way I always have several paintings in the making and I never run out of work. I almost wish this summer would last forever!


And, of course, it is always nice to be asked to show your work in galleries abroad (New York, Italy, Portugal) or in more local settings. Hopefully some of these big canvases will find their way to Våler Kunstfestival 17-19 august 2018.


Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo


Årets sommerprosjekt var veldig gøy! I det siste har jeg jobbet med store malerier. Det har vært malerier over alt, på gulvet og på veggene. Jeg har malt høyt og lavt.

Oslo hadde en het, lang sommer i år; tre måneder med skyfri himmel og noen få regndråper. Jeg har jobbet meg gjennom varme morgener, middagshete, ettermiddagssol og milde aftener. Heldigvis har jeg klart å holde fokus og malt lidenskapelig, bare avbrutt av daglige svømmeturer i Akerselva, nydelige måltider i nærskogen og inspirerende samtaler med familie, kolleger og venner.

De sies at kunstnere legger mye av seg selv i det de gjør. En venninne fortalte nylig at mine livlige fargevalg gjenspeiler min energi og personlighet. Jeg mistenker at hun kanskje gjenkjenner deler av seg selv i bildene mine. Det kalles visst resonans og det er kanskje da kunsten er på sitt beste!

Livet er herlig!

Å kunne male hver dag over en lengre periode er helt herlig! Med jevne mellomrom gir jeg meg selv utfordringer for å være sikker på at jeg ikke bukker under for latskap, kjedsomhet eller stagnasjon. Jeg setter meg mål for å oppnå fremgang.

I det siste har jeg jobbet i store formater og brukt intuitive, abstrakte, kraftfulle og blandet teknikker i håp om å skape malerier med dybde og hentydninger til figurasjon enn tidligere. En spennende og gøyal arbeidsprosess der intuisjon og logikk blandes.

Fryktløshet og fri flyt og er nøkkelord i denne arbeidsprosessen der jeg åpner opp for hvilke eventyr som visualiserer seg på lerretet i stedet for å prøve å kontrollere. For meg er intuitivt arbeid en fin måte å reflektere over hverdagens mysterier i en ny sammenheng. Endringer er uunngåelige, både i livet og i maleprosessen. Gjennom den kreative prosessen prøver jeg å reflektere over hvordan jeg omfavner dem.

Noen hevder at intuitivt maleri er et middel til å komme i kontakt med deres indre, eller til og med å helbrede følelser.

For meg handler det om lek og moro, om nye muligheter og å være til stede i nuet mens jeg maler. Dette utelukker selvsagt ikke at frustrasjoner og vanskeligheter dukker opp når du minst forventer dem, for det gjør de. Man da kan jeg alltids male over og begynne på nytt, eller jeg kan ta en nærmere titt og gå videre på en ny sti. Det er mange måter å fullføre et maleri på – og kunstneren er sjefen!

Etter lange dager med jobbing på et maleri, pleier jeg å la det “modne” en stund og reflektere over neste skritt. Mens noen malerier hviler, fortsetter jeg på andre og setter i gang nye. Slik har jeg alltid flere malerier i produksjon samtidig og går aldri tom for arbeid. Jeg skulle ønske denne sommeren varte evig!


Det er selvfølgelig veldig hyggelig å bli forespurt om å vise malerier i gallerier i utlandet (New York, Italia, Portugal) eller ved lokale ustillinger. Forhåpentligvis finner noen av sommerens store malerier veien til Våler Kunstfestival 17-19 august 2018.

inspration_ artbyrekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Refresh your home with original art!

Let’s face it, many artist doesn’t sell all their art works at exhibitions. It’s hard enough to find a gallery that doesn’t rip you off, right?

So what can you do when canvases are piling up in your studio?

  • Let friends and family borrow your paintings and exhibit them in their home or working place.
  • Paint over the old canvases (the only problem is that when you do that, the potential buyer of what’s gone shows up within short).
  • Store your artwork somewhere else.
  • Refresh your home every now and then (and make sure you do it before you throw next party).
  • Hopefully someone out there is looking for a new painting and likes your art!
  • Buy your next painting from a local artist!

Looks pretty good, don’t you think?

Rearrange your home with original @art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

De færreste kunstnere får solgt alle bildene sine via utstillinger. Det er vanskelig nok å finne et galleri med gunstige økonomiske betingelser, ikke sant?

Så hva gjør man når lerretene begynner å hope seg opp?

  • La venner og familie låne bildene dine for å vise dem frem  på  veggen hjemme hos seg eller på arbeidsplassen.
  • Mal over de gamle bildene (men uups! vær oppmerksom på at når du gjør det dukker det alltid en potensielle kjøper opp opp i løpet av kun kort tid).
  • Lagre bildene dine et annet sted.
  • Bruk anledningen til å fornye litt hjemme (og pass endelig på å gjøre det før gjestene kommer).
  • Forhåpentligvis forelsker noen seg i ett av bildene de ser!
  • Støtt en lokal kunstner!

Se så fint det ble!

Summer Holiday project

I love my new day job, but I sure have missed painting these past few months! I’ve had this yellow form in my head for some weeks, this is my first attempt to catch the idea on paper.

yellow form (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

As I started my summer holidays I immediately went off to buy new canvases for a new exciting journey. Since yellow is one my favourite colours, I will start with a few yellow fields and let’s just see what happens!

yellow beginnings (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Hopefully I will take new artistic steps working on my summer project for the next 3 weeks! And maybe some of my new paintings will follow in the footsteps of the “Summertime Fine” project I started last year.

Check my homepage for further details.

norsk_flagg_ikonJeg elsker den nye jobben, men jeg har savnet å male disse månedene! De siste ukene har jeg hatt denne gule formen i hodet mitt, dette er mine første forsøk på å fange ideen på papir.

Da jeg startet sommerferien dro jeg umiddelbart ut og kjøpte nye lerreter til min nye spennende reise. Etter som gul er en av mine favorittfarger, begynner jeg med noen gule figurer og så ser vi hva som skjer!

Forhåpentligvis tar jeg nye kunstneriske skritt ved å utforske sommerprosjektet mitt de neste tre ukene! Og kanskje kan noen av mine nye malerier følge i fotsporene til “Summertime Fine” prosjektet som jeg startet i fjor.

Sjekk hjemmesiden min for flere detaljer.

Summer workshop in Vigelandsparken

As I sat sketching in the Vigeland Sculpture Park on a beautiful early summer day, I gradually started to feel a bit like Edvard Munch.

sketching in the park (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

After a few hours of rapid charcoal sketches we went back to the studio to develop motives, play with new expressions, adding and subtracting, selecting in and out and limiting the palette. Today I chose other colors than I normally use and a painting block size A3 was my best friend.

I tried to mix a color that was entirely my own (remember to mix enough that so it will last all day, until the paintings are finished).

Today I used cold yellow and slightly warm red to make a strange orange looking color.

painter's shoes (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

  • pour half of the new color into another cup, and add a little blue to make a brownish color
  • both colors can be mixed with white
  • both colors can be mixed with black

By testing various painting techniques I try to make the motiv my own, and slowly it starts to look like some of my weird paintings, but still quite different…

In order to regain my inner balance I start playing with my blues and greens and a little bit of yellow and red and all of a sudden the sculptures comes alive…

sculptures on the run (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

norsk_flagg_ikonVi dro til Vigelandsparken en vakker forsommerdag – og etter hvert følte jeg meg nesten litt som Edvard Munch der jeg satt med tegneblokken i fanget og betraktet folkelivet i skulpturparken.

Etter noen timer med raske kullskisser dro vi til atelieret for å utvikle motivene, leke med nye uttrykk, legge til og trekke fra, velge inn og ut, begrense paletten. Jeg velger andre farger enn jeg vanligvis bruker og jobber på en ny maleblokk i størrelse A3.

Jeg blander en farge som er helt min egen (husk å lag nok til at det varer hele dagen, til hele malearbeidet er ferdig):

  1. kald gul og varm rød gir en litt merkelig oransje
  2. ta halvparten over i en annen kopp, tilsett litt blå og jeg får brun
  3. begge fargene kan blandes med hvitt
  4. begge fargene kan blandes med svart

Jeg jobber iherdig for å gjøre motivet til mitt eget – prøver ulike maleteknikker og sakte, sakte begynner bildene å ligne litt på mine vanlige rare malerier, men de er likevel helt annerledes…

For å gjenvinne min indre balanse begynner jeg å ta inn blått og grønt, litt gult og rødt, og plutselig begynner skulpturene å leve sitt eget liv…

Trust the process

A year ago we booked a gallery for this year’s U90 art exhibition and together we set out on a journey towards fame and fortune.

Happy artist (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Preparing for art exhibition – part 3
With only two weeks to go before the U90 exhibition, we gather at the studio for a weekend of hard work. All according to our project plan, of course.  We are equipped with canvases, paint and good food  to take us through the weekend. Family and friends will probably have to wait until opening night May 7th.

Kill your darlings!
As expected we realise we have to work hard to finish the last paintings, and maybe some of us will have to leave a few babies at home unfinished. Sometimes it feels really hard to kill your darlings, but normally the result gets better, so trust the process!

new beginnings (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

New beginnings: Trust the process!
Lately I have managed to finish most of my smaller works, so this weekend I have brought two premature big paintings to amuse myself with – and hopefully, if I am lucky, take a few steps towards new artistic landscapes.

The past months I have observed that my paintings seems to be turning in to a more figurative direction, so I am quite curious to find out what might inhabit these two new big canvases. The colours are so vivid, I feel need to change to another position in the studio in order to contemplate and express the message. This is how far I got!

well spent weekend (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Brilliant teamwork
As the marketing manager/ project coordinator I have made a few efforts towards promoting the project and motivating this hard working team for some extra efforts to get things done on time. OMG! Time flies this spring!

And what a perfect team to work with: I am so lucky to be part of such a brilliant team! My contributions have have never been easier! Thank you, guys! I am impressed!

norsk_flagg_ikonFor et år siden booket vi et galleri for årets U90 kunstutstilling og satte ut på vår felles reise mot berømmelsen.

Forberedelse til kunstutstilling – del 3
Med bare to uker igjen før U90 utstillingen, samles vi i atelieret for en helg med hardt arbeid. Alt i henhold til vår prosjektplan, selvfølgelig. Vi er utstyrt med lerreter, maling og god mat for å ta oss gjennom helgen. Familie og venner vil trolig måtte vente til åpningen 7 mai.

Kill Your Darlings!
Som forventet innser vi at vi må jobbe hardt for å fullføre de siste maleriene, og kanskje blir noen av oss nødt til å forlate noen uferdige “babyer” hjemme. Noen ganger føles det veldig vanskelig å “Kill Your Darlings”, men resultatet blir oftest bedre, så stol på prosessen!

Ny begynnelse: Stol på prosessen!
I det siste jeg har klart å fullføre de fleste av mine mindre arbeider, så denne helgen har jeg tatt med meg to nylig påbegynte store malerier for å leke litt med – og forhåpentligvis, hvis jeg er heldig, ta noen skritt mot nye kunstneriske landskap. De siste månedene har jeg observert at bildene mine ser ut til å dreie mot en mer figurativ retning, så jeg er nysgjerrig på å finne ut hva som bor i disse nye, store lerreteen. Fargene er så kraftige at jeg føler behov for å flytte meg til et annet sted i malerverkstedet for å kunne jobbe med uttrykket. Og jeg kom et godt stykke på vei denne helgen!

Strålende teamarbeid
Som markedssjef / prosjektkoordinator jeg har lagt ned litt innsats for å drive prosjektet og motivere et hardtarbeidende team til ekstra innsats for å få ting gjort i tide. Herregud som tiden flyr denne våren!

Og hvilket perfekt team å jobbe sammen med: Jeg er superheldig som er del av et sånt strålende team! Mitt bidrag har aldri vært enklere! Takk folkens! Jeg er imponert!

The problem of storing your art works

The other day I was talking about advantages with being an artist, and how to deal with disadvantages.

For inspired, bold and productive people like me one problem is to store all the work; there are huge amounts of paper rolls, sketches, drawings, prints and canvases in all stages – since I prefer to work on several items simultaneously.

Art for sale - wanna shop?

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Right now I have like 30 canvases waiting to be fulfilled. But I don’t consider that a disadvantage – on the contrary; I always have a canvas to work on, no matter what, because there are always things to be done somewhere along the process.

One advantage of having lots of paintings available, is that you don’t have to worry about decorating your home. Another advantage is that you don’t have to worry about gifts for friends and family.


Her om dagen snakket jeg om fordeler og ulemper ved å være kunstner.

For inspirerte, arbeidsomme og modige sjeler som meg selv kan det jo kanskje by på visse problemer å skulle lagre store mengder med papirruller, skisser, trykk, tegninger og lerreter på ulike stadier i arbeidsprosessen, jeg liker nemlig å jobbe på flere parallelle prosjekter.

Nå har jeg omtrent 30 lerreter i ulike stadier som bare venter på å fullføres. Men jeg ser ikke på det som en ulempe, snarere tvert i mot – for da har jeg alltid noe å gjøre uavhengig av dagsform og grad av inspirasjon.

En av fordelene er jo at du alltid kan style hjemmet ditt med originalkunst, og du har sjelden problemer med å finne aktuelle gaver til slekt og venner.

Redecorate your home before the next party

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Artistic promotions

U90 is a group of talented artists who met in art school. Part of the creative team process is to inspire each other, to look for new artistic landscapes and techniques, and to find motivation when things are getting complicated (and you don’t know whether you are on the right or the wrong artistic track).

Preparing for art exhibition – part 2
When working towards an art exhibition, there are multiple chores and parallel processes that must be handled, since the product consists of paintings, artists, promotion and audience in a chosen gallery. As a trained project manager I love processes with a beginning and an end. This demands a realistic plan, competent team members and skills to lead the team safely towards the common goal. This years exhibition will show pictures from 9 talented artists with quite different themes, color schemes and techniques.

U90 2015 (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Practising coaching skills when motivation falls
Some people doesn’t like deadlines, but I do. Some tend to get more stressed out the closer we get to a set date. For artists this kind of negative stress might cause major problems during the creative process, some have trouble finishing their paintings.

Being part of a complex artist collective working togehter towards a group exhibition therefore gives me the chance to practise my coaching skills.

Artistic promotions
This year I also have the pleasure of contributing as the marketing manager for the U90 art exhibition. That means I have outlined and presented a marketing plan in order to promote our U90 art exhibition in the best possible way – hoping to generate an audience with art collectors and gallery curators, which hopefully will result in new opportunities and sales.

Drying paintings outside (c) artbyrekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Goal oriented artistic process
But first and foremost, the U90 art exhibition is about having a goal, a finish line for the creative process, and gives us an opportunity to show familiy and friends what we actually produce in the studio. 

Easter is around the corner and most of us will spend the upcoming holidays painting in the stdio, instead of skiing in the mountains.

Easter (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

norsk_flagg_ikonU90 er en gruppe talentfulle kunstnere som møttes på kunstskolen. En viktig del av den kreative gruppeprosessen er å inspirere hverandre, å utforske nye kunstneriske landskap og teknikker, og å finne motivasjon når ting blir komplisert (når du er usikker på om du er på riktig eller galt kunstneriske spor).

Forberedelse til kunstutstilling – del 2
Når du arbeider mot en kunstutstilling, er det flere oppgaver og parallelle prosesser som må håndteres, etter som produktet består både av malerier, kunstnere, markedsføring og publikum i et utvalgt galleri. Som utdannet prosjektleder elsker jeg prosesser som har en begynnelse og en slutt. Dette prosjektet krever en realistisk plan, kompetente medarbeidere og ferdigheter til å lede laget trygt fram til et felles mål. Årets utstilling viser bilder fra 9 talentfulle kunstnere med helt forskjellige temaer, farger og teknikker.

Coaching når motivasjonen synker
Noen mennesker liker ikke tidsfrister, men det gjør jeg. Enkelte har en tendens til å bli mer stresset jo nærmere vi kommer datoen. For kunstnere kan denne typen negativt stress forårsake store problemer under den kreative prosessen, noen har problemer med å ferdigstille sine malerier.

Å være del av et kompleks kunstnerkollektiv og jobbe sammen mot en gruppeutstilling, gir meg derfor muligheten til å praktisere mine coaching ferdigheter.

I år har jeg gleden av å inneha rollen som markedssjef for U90 kunstutstillingen. Det betyr at jeg har utarbeidet og presentert en markedsføringsplan for å fremme vår U90 kunstutstilling på best mulig måte – i håp om å generere et publikum med kunstsamlere og gallerister, som forhåpentligvis vil resultere i nye muligheter og salg.

Målrettet kunstnerisk prosess
Men først og fremst handler U90 kunstutstillingen om å ha et mål,  å kunne sette en sluttstrek for den kreative prosessen, og samtidig gir utstillingen oss mulighet til å vise familie og venner hva vi faktisk produserer i atelieret.

Påsken er rett rundt hjørnet, og de fleste av oss vil tilbringe den kommende ferien i malerverkstedet i stedet for på skitur i påskefjellet. Men en kaffe på balkongen rekker man nok.

Coffee (c) art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Painter’s palette

Artists often have a favorite palette. This classic wooden palette originally belongs to my husband and is mainly colored with beautiful shades of blue oil paint.

Since I use acrylics that dries quickly, I have to work fast and often prefer to mix my colors in disposable tableware, sometimes even directly on the canvas to get a rough effect.

If I plan to use some special blended colors again I normally mix them in small jam jars for later layers or related works.

Painter's wooden pallett (c) Art by Rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Kunstnere har ofte en yndlingspalett. Denne klassiske trepaletten tilhører min ektemann som har brukt den til vakre blåfarger i olje.

Etter som jeg maler mest med akrylfarger som tørker fort, jobber jeg raskt og foretrekker å blande farger på engangsservise, noen ganger blander jeg fargene rett på lerretet for å få en uvøren og litt tilfeldig effekt.

Hvis jeg jobber med en serie og planlegger å benytte fargene igjen senere, blander jeg gjerne spesielle farger i små syltetøyglass.

My favorite palette (c) Art by Rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Inside – Outside. Stay weird, stay different!

When I work I often contemplate special themes that has occurred in my life, or issues I have stumbled upon, hoping to glimpse some kind of understanding.

Inside -Outside detail from paintingprocess

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

The Inside – Outside theme is a favorite of mine, because I believe most of us have the urge to belong somewhere, to fit in. 

Belonging somewhere_small

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

At Sunday’s Oscars Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Imitation Game” and used the win to give a powerful speech:

“I tried to commit suicide at 16 and now I’m standing here. I would like this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. You do. Stay weird. Stay different. And when it’s your turn, when you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along.”

My thoughts about fitting in are perhaps not revolutionary, but still: Most of us have many talents, hence several opportunities will knock. – The hard part is to figure out who you wanna be, what you wanna do! And when you find out, you’ll fit in!

About this painting:
In this painting you might see several faces, both human and animal shapes and maybe a tiny bridge over troubled water. Can you also see the baby onlooking his future?

Title: Inside - Outside

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Title: Inside – Outside
Size: 45×55 cm
Technique: acrylic on canvas
See more paintings at my homepage

Related content


Når jeg maler et bilde tenker jeg ofte på temaer eller hendelser fra mitt eget eller andres liv i håp om å nå små glimt av innsikt.

Inside – Outside temaet er ett av mine favoritter, fordi jeg tror mange av oss lengter etter å høre til og å passe inn.

Oscarvinnende Graham Moores takketale for beste manus i Morten Tyldums “The Imitation Game” var kraftfull:

“Da jeg var 16, forsøkte jeg å ta mitt eget liv fordi jeg følte meg rar og annerledes. Jeg følte at jeg ikke hørte til. Nå står jeg her og denne prisen går til den ungen der ute som føler seg rar eller annerledes, eller at hun ikke passer inn noe sted. Jo, det gjør du! Det lover jeg. Forbli rar, forbli annerledes! Og når det blir din tur, når du står på denne scenen – vær så snill og gi den samme beskjeden videre!”

Mine tanker om å høre til er neppe revolusjonerende, men likevel: Jeg tror de fleste av oss har mange talenter og derfor vil ulike muligheter banke på døra vår. – Det gjelder å finne ut hvem du vil være og hva du vil gjøre! Og når du vet det, da passer du inn!

Om dette maleriet:
Det er mulig du ser både ansikter og dyre- og menneskeskikkelser i dette maleriet, kanskje ser du også en liten bro over den strie elven. Men kan du se babyen som skuer inn i fremtiden?

Du kan se flere malerier på hjemmesiden min.

Relatert innhold

So why do I paint? Hvorfor maler jeg?

I am a visually oriented person, I think and memorize in mental images, and I often find it hard to explain, or translate the content of the images residing in my head to spoken language or writing.

The tiny artist and Mr.Teddy

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

They say a picture contains more than a thousand words, I’ve heard that some of my paintings inhabits strange worlds from unknown galaxies.

As a child I spent hours every day with my pencils and crayons. At the age of 8 I bought my first camera from money I had saved. My father’s drawings were of great inspiration, and my fathers mother always wanted to model for me, she urged me to exhibit my work in her living room.

As I organized my first “public exhibition” Mr. Teddy and I went from house to house urging everyone to come. I remember it as a tremendous success! No wonder I started painting!

You can see some of my paintings at my homepage


Mr. Teddy is still here

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Jeg er visuelt orientert, jeg tenker og husker i bilder og jeg synes ofte det er vanskelig å forklare, eller oversette bildene jeg ser i mitt indre til forståelig tale eller skriftspråk.

Det sies at et bilde inneholder mer enn tusen ord, jeg har hørt at mine malerier inneholder underlige verdener fra ukjente galakser.

Som barn tilbrakte jeg timevis hver dag med blyanter og fargestifter. Da jeg fylte åtte kjøpte jeg mitt første kamera for egne penger. Pappas tegninger var veldig inspirerende og farmor var alltid klar for å sitte modell for meg, hun oppmuntret meg til å stille ut tegningene mine i leiligheten hennes.

Da jeg organisert min første “offentlige utstilling”, gikk Herr Blå og jeg fra hus til hus og ba alle naboene om å komme og se. Jeg minnes utstillingen som en kjempesuksess! Ikke rart jeg begynte å male!

Du kan se noe av det jeg har malt på hjemmesiden min.

My favorite brushes in my grandmother's jar

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Relatert innhold – Related content

Join my Norwegian world of visual arts!

So happy to see you here! Welcome to my Norwegian world of visual arts and my brand new blog! I collect moments of joy and have a strong passion for painting, hiking and photographing.

Happy to see you here

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

I plan to publish parts of my working process, ideas, sketching, painting, preparing for exhibitions and, of course, share pictures from openings.

There will be throwbacks, inspiration and a lot of fun!

Want to know more ABOUT
Feel free to check out my homepage and tell me what you think!

The works of Edvard Munch is of great inspiration, and last summer I had the opportunity to visit his studio at Ekely in Oslo. It was a magic day, and you should really consider to pop by next summer.

Sign up for my newsletter and join my Norwegian world of visual arts!


art by rekkebo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

Så glad for at du titter innom! Velkommen til min norske billed-kunstverden, og velkommen til min nye blogg!

Jeg samler på magiske øyeblikk og får nesten litt abstinens hvis jeg ikke maler, går på tur og fotograferer jevnlig.

Planen er å dele litt fra en kunstners hverdag; arbeidsprosessen, ideer, skisser, malerier, forberedelser til utstillinger og selvsagt bilder fra vernissasjer. Det blir tilbakeblikk, inspirasjon og masse moro! Så følg med, følg med!

Les mer om meg her.

Edvard Munchs kraftfulle arbeider inspirerer meg sterkt og sist sommer fikk jeg endelig muligheten til å besøke hans vinteratelier på Ekely i Oslo. Det var helt magisk! Får du anledning så benytt sjansen til et besøk der i løpet av sommersesongen.

Visiting Edvard Munch's winter studio at Ekely, Oslo

Copyright (c) Art by Rekkebo

– Sjekk gjerne ut HJEMMESIDEN min og fortell meg hva du syns!