Lypsyl Original

When I visited Sweden last summer I stumbled upon one of my favorite lip balms as a child. It is called Lypsyl and comes in a simple blue and white tube and has a super distinct smell that is hard to forget.

I made this small watercolor painting of it after I bought a new watercolor set. I had run out of the color blue so I thought this would be the perfect painting to use blue again. 

Coolest

A little while back, I created a project for myself to help me practice painting. I decided to paint people that I admire and look up to. One of the coolest people on my list is Swedish soccer player, and current Man Utd forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

His athletic abilities are incredible, but it is his belief in himself that I admire the most about him. If we could all believe in ourselves the way that Zlatan believes in himself, we could achieve anything. 

The Inter Milan days <3

"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love."

My latest painting is of one of my heroes - Carl Sagan. He's been a source of knowledge, love, and inspiration for me and so I thought I'd finally paint him, because that's what I do - I paint things/people that make me happy.

I was originally going to do a simple portrait of him without a background but that idea changed as I started to paint and my mind began to wander. I thought a lot about the Voyager 1 which holds the Voyager Golden Records that Sagan selected the contents for. I thought about how far away the Voyager is from us (it is the farthest space craft from Earth!) and how far away Sagan seems to be especially at times like these when everything seems to be going wrong in the world.

It's important to revisit his loving words every now and then.

Bojack Horseman Watercolor Portraits

It's been a while but I'm back! I've been traveling and painting a lot these past few months. I visited my home country of Sweden after 18 years and I traveled spontaneously around Italy with my childhood friend. I've had a wonderful summer and autumn so far and I'm feeling happy and appreciative about things :)

When I came back from Sweden, in the end of August, I binge watched the latest season of Bojack Horseman. If you haven't seen it - please do. It is absolutely amazing. 

My obsession with the show lingered on for a bit after I was done with the last episode so it was constantly on my mind. Somehow, I got the idea to paint realistic portraits of the characters of the show and I've had a blast working on them. I'm painting with regular watercolors, trying new techniques and I feel like I'm getting better with every painting. The four paintings below are the ones I've completed so far. Who should I paint next?

BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman

Princess Carolyn

Princess Carolyn

Mr. Peanutbutter

Mr. Peanutbutter

Sextina Aquafina

Sextina Aquafina