New book-painting

Thursday 10th September 2020

I have FINALLY finished!
With some paintings I can visualise every detail before I even start. This painting here is about the magic of a good story, so fo me it made sense to let my imagination decide the course along the way.
Some elements have surprised even me as they suddenly almost demanded to be painted, due to that I have for instance painted my very first owl. I had planned other characters from the start, but they turned out to be completely wrong and had to be removed.
I have enjoyed reading a lot to find the right quotes while working on this. All the text here is readable, and has somehow also lived its own life. I haven’t used the quotes I originally planned.
I’ve been a bookworm all of my life, books have given me so much.
To quote the Norwegian authorTor Åge Bringsværd: ′′A good book is like a trampoline for the imagination. It gives the mind something to jump and bounce on.”
Or as Stephen King says: “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
I hope other book lovers will enjoy my painting, and feel some recognition!
This is an oil painting painted on Egyptian papyrus, it measures 43 x64 cm, and the price is 16 500 Norwegian kroner, including professional framing with non-reflective artist glass.