Sunday, July 26

Summer, July 2015, Rain and more rain

I am trying the best to make some optimism in my "July Summer" painting (Acrylic on canvas 50 x 52 2k nok.), but the clouds are dark and the water ready to pour down again.

When posting it is raining heavily.
Last 30 days: Average temperature was 16.5 °C, 0.2 °C above the normal. Highest temperature was 27.0 °C (5 July), and the lowest was 7.8 °C (11 July). The total precipitation was 62.0 mm. Highest daily precipitation was 19.2 mm (9 July), measured at 7am (8am daylight savings) for the past 24 hours.

Thursday, July 23

Brighton, Lewes and University of Sussex

Last week we had the great pleasure of joining the Graduation ceremony at University of Sussex when the counsellor confirmed that our daughter Trine was awarded the title Doctor of Philosophy based upon her Thesis: "The film of tomorrow: A Cultural History of Videoblogging"
University of Sussex is located between Brighton and Lewes in the southern England and here we have covered some memories from the visit.
The beaches in Brighton is world wide famous with the old Brighton Pier from 1823 and Bath Boxes. This wheel is not that old but give  a new view at the coastline.
In addition to the Lanes and streets in Brighton it would be a failure not to include a visit to one of the numerous pubs in the city.
Going to Lewes this city is something different from the busy Brighton. Very charming and well worth a visit.
One of the attractions in Lewes is the "Fifteen Century Bookshop" but I do not believe the house is that old. It just look as it is.
Back to the Graduation ceremony with all the British academic procedures possible, including Management, Professors and other faculty lecturers on stage. (BTW  Trine´s husbond (also a Doctor) is sitting  top right) The video from Trine and Helene on stage can be seen below.
video

A proud father with Dr Trine Bjørkmann Berry at the ceremony. Trine is in addition to her Doctor Gown wearing her Bunad (national costume) from Sunnmøre, Norway.

Wednesday, July 22

An old and a new painting

When preparing for a blogpost regarding my daughter´s PhD Graduation at the University of Sussex in Brighton last week, I give you two of my works from this week:
First a repainted work from several years ago due to some complaints from the owner (my wife)
 The painting is from Brussel and the Rue des Bouchers
The second painting is made as a greeting to Brighton Beach and the colourful Bathing Boxes.

Friday, July 10

Sunset from the Balcony

The last days have been good for sitting at the balcony in Oslo and make a painting from another balcony (or something like that, Arve).
 In the center of Axel Holms square you may imagine Molovegen and the light from the sunset coming from from north northwest
The painting is called Sunset from the Balcony, is 72 x 50 cm and acrylic on canvas.