Two years ago I had a big heartbreak when we sold our sailboat. It felt like a really bad breakup, and I remember I left the pier for the very last time with tears in my eyes.
During the first summer in ages away from the wonderful life at our sailboat, I arranged a three week long exhibition nearby the sea, where I also painted 'live' for the audience. I filled one canvas after the other with different motives of life at sea. Boats with Monks, big waves, calm sea, and endless horizons with sailboats in the distance. And in almost every work the sky were beginning to bruise. Creating all these paintings was my way to deal with 'the loss' of our sailboat.
Now the heartbreak is over, but I still have to make paintings of the sea. Perhaps that's how I keep the sorrow away? You know, I will always have a special relationship to the sea and... "I always hear them talking". This artwork is from that period. Hope it will bring my love for the ocean and life at sea to its new owners in Oslo. 💙
Here are two other paintings I did that summer.