En Plein Air on Lake Siljan, Dalarna County, Sweden

Plein air landscape painting of a Sawmill near Laknäs, Sweden.

Sawmill, Laknäs. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen.

After struggling with the majesty of the Norwegian fjords, the Swedish countryside around the Siljan Lake in Dalarna county was pretty easy painting. The parts of Sweden I saw in the past ten days were all exceedingly picturesque. Small farms and lots of very pretty lakes and fields.

Plein air landscape painting of the parking lot at the Tällberg Forum

The Parking Lot at the Tällberg Forum. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen.

Plein air landscape painting of the Church at Rättvik.

The Church at Rättvik. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen.

I was staying in a cabin in the village of Tällberg with my student Louis Ryan. We were shown around a bit by the local talent Anders Ståhl, and the weather was beautiful for much of the time.

Plein air landscape painting of a field above Lake Siljan, Dalarna, Sweden.

Above Lake Siljan. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen.

Oil painting of the bell tower in Mora, Sweden.

The Bell Tower at Mora. 30 x 20 cm, oil on linen.

Plein air landscape painting of Birch Trees on the Banks of Lake Siljan, Sweden.

Birch Trees on the Banks of Lake Siljan. 25 x 35 cm, oil on linen.

 

Plein air landscape painting of Preparing the Maypole for midsummer in Sweden.

Preparing the Maypole. 20 x 30 cm, oil on linen.

Landscape painting of the June Gloom, Tällberg.

June Gloom, Tällberg. 25 x 35 cm, oil on linen.

Plein air landscape painting of the Last Light in Rättvik.

Last Light, Rättvik. 25 x 35 cm, oil on linen.

 

4 comments

  1. I enjoyed your paintings a lot! Very nice! Having travelled a little in Sweden, these are wonderful vignettes. I like them all but perhaps “Above Lake Siljan” is my favourite for the depth you’ve achieved and the vertical drama of the composition.
    Clayton Johnstone

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