Acrylic

These acryllic paintings were painted in the end 90’s and made from photos taken on our round the world tour 1989-1991.

The genre could be called Realism where I “copy” a photo on to the canvas/board and then paint as is and sometimes exaggerate the colours. The advantage with acrylic compared to oil – it doesn’t smell, it can be diluted with water (clean the brushes in water), it dries quickly and it is water resistant when dry. If you think it dries too quickly there are paste, gel and other media to mix in the colour to make it dry slower.

Baywatch
Acrylic on hardboard.
80 x 55 cm.
South Bay, Los Angeles, California, is a group of beach-cities like “The home of the Beach Boys” – Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach. They are connected with Venice and Santa Monica Beach in the north by “The Beach Walk”, an approx. 30 km. long strip of concrete along the beach. On this piece of surf and beach, you find a mix of surfers, beach volley players, sun bathers and of course Life guards from Bay Watch…”-The idea of America as the land of opportunity is more visible in California than anywhere. California is still the state where anything seems possible, where people bring dreams they aren’t allowed to have anyplace else.”
Miami Beach
Acrylic on canvas
63 x 60 cm.
Miami Beach, Florida, USA, is kilometer after kilometer of golden sand lined with gleaming and not-so-gleaming hotels. Most of them buildt in Art Deco and painted in various pastel shades. Miami Beach has the largest Art Deco district in the country.The inhabitants are a fascinating mixture of people. Among others a large population of senior citizens with pink or purple hair and a matching poodle…”These Americans, they refuse to move anywhere;if they can make a machine to do things for them, they make it. Drive-in banks, Drive-in movies, Drive-in restaurants and Drive-in posts etc.”
hardrock
Acrylic on canvas
63 x 60 cm.
Chiang Mai Thailand, 700 km. northeast of Bangkok, is Thailand’s second largest city with over 160.000 inhabitants and more than 300 temples. Chiang Mai, that means the new city, was built from scratch in 1296.It has all cultural advantages as Bangkok, but only a few of it’s drawbacks like traffic jams and air pollution- and here is Hard Rock Café…
Disney World
Acrylic on canvas
65 x 55 cm.
Orlando, Florida, USA. The king of amusement parks, Disney World, a sparkling maze of kiddie-rides, Disney film sets and Disney characters. Disney World is divaded into three parts, Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center and Disney MGM Studios.Magic Kingdom consists of six lands with fun, fantasy and entertainment:
Experience America around the turn-of-the-century at “Main Street, USA”. Celebrate Mickey’s birthday at “Mickey’s Birthdayland”. Ride Space Mountain Roller-Coaster at “Tomorrowland”. Visit Cinderella’s castle at “Fantasyland”. Look at Hall of Presidents and Tom Sawer Island at “Liberty Square/Frontierland”. Go on a junglecruise at “Adventureland”.Forget the reality and pretend you are five years old, maybe six…”-The future is in the hands of those who can give tomorrow’s generation valid reasons to live and hope.”
seaquarium800
Acrylic on hardboard
80 x 65 cm.
Miami,Florida, USA. The annimal shows at the Miami Seaquarium, Florida, USA, parade the abilities of both marine mammals and their trainers. It’s not every day that you get to see five-ton killer whales breach high above the water. If you don’t like to be drenched, sit more than 10 rows back…
route1-800
Acrylic on hardboard
80 x 65 cm.
Califorina, USA. Route 1 – or The Pacific Coast Highway, starts among the surfer beaches south of Los Angeles and sweeps grandly along the California coast. Never straying more then a few km. from the sea.Across rolling hills, through cow pastures and fruit orchards, and past hip urban centers, the Pacific Coast Highway ends in the magnificent redwood groves near Garberville, more than 350 km. north of San Francisco.It begun in 1920, required $ 10 million and over 17 years for completion.
Flamingo x-ing
Acrylic on canvas
43 x 30 cm.
Key West, Florida, USA. The tropical paradise, Key West, “The end of the road”, only 145. km from Cuba, is the southernmost point in the continental USA.Pastel clapboard houses, hibiscus and bougainvillea plants, year-round tropical climate and gin-clear waters attracted Tennesse Williams and Ernest Hemingway along with all the tourists.The natives call themselves for “conchs”. Non-natives who’ve lived here for several years are “freshwater conchs”. Tourists are all called “foreigners”. Conchs call the Gumbo Limbo tree “tourist trees” – they turn red and peel in the sun!
The town’s tombstones have epitaphs like:
“I told you I was sick.”
Or this one, evidently written by the angry widow:”At least I know where he’s sleeping tonight…”
sunflower
Acrylic on on hardboard
Sunflower
This was a gift to some friends.
Made from a photo of a fantastic field of sunflowers in southern France.
Tour de France
Acrylic on hardboard
Tour de France
This was an order where I got a picture from a news paper.
Michael Jordan
Acrylic on hardboard
100 x 80 cm
Michael Jordan
This was an order where I got a picture from a sports magazine.
Mickey Mouse
Acrylic on canvas
1 x 1 m.
Mickey Mouse

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