New Series

I just finished the first painting in my new series. The painting is titled "Taking a Moment" and is part of the series 'Collective Identity'.  I am really happy with how it has turned out.  I like the rough and gritty style of painting that I have been doing lately, even little mistakes become integral pieces of the painting.

My thoughts behind the series title are that "collectively" in our society we have many cultures that we bring to the world through our own "identities".  Working as a whole and understanding one another we can do a lot of good. Divisions among us stop forward progress.  I just want to take a look into other cultures and capture something beautiful from it.

With my first painting, I see a hard working man who has taken a moment out of his day to sit alone with his trusty donkey and reflect upon the day. Cobblestone streets and sidewalks with fresh growing flowers surround him. A calm and peaceful place to take it all in...

"Taking a Moment". 48x60 in. (121.9x152.4 cm) Acrylic on canvas by Kolbjörn

"Taking a Moment". 48x60 in. (121.9x152.4 cm) Acrylic on canvas by Kolbjörn