House 42 and Sixten


I haven´t posted all the drawings I did during this summer, away from scanners and fast internet connections, so I thought I´d do a little round of these.

This is our neighbor´s house on the island where we have our summerhouse. I was sitting at our front steps painting it. Suddenly, my mum´s dog Sixten drank all my painting water (don´t ask how he managed to squeeze his fluffy muzzle into that little container), then tried to steal the mug. When I said no, he had exactly this look on his face:


Drawing: approx. 28 x 28 cm, bamboo pen with india ink, and watercolours on some watercolour paper.
Dog: approx. a little larger than a dachshound, with good mood and lots of hair.

8 Responses to “House 42 and Sixten”

  1. Jen Appel says:

    It is clear that Sixten is a patron of the arts and likes to partake (support?) in artistic endeavours as much as he can ;) And how can you blame him with a look like that!

  2. anne seacrist says:

    Love Sixten! Love your work! I have the same palette. I took mine apart too and put in half pans.
    I am thinking of changing it out to whole pans. I would love to know what colors you included. I am having a hard time narrowing it down. Anne

    • Thanks Anne! I had to find the book where I noted what colours I had here, but it turned out I´ve changed the box since then. But at least these colours are in there (Daniel Smith):
      Indian Yellow, Transparent Pyrrol Orange, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Some kind of Magenta, Quin Gold, Gold Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Violet, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Phthalo Blue, Blue Apatite Genuine, Some kind of cold green, Green Apatite Genuine and Terre Verte. I think.
      This is not a narrowed down box for me, this is the luxury one with lots of colours in it. ;)

  3. AnAis says:

    Handsome guy! :)

  4. Peggy says:

    Another awesome w/c! Nina, just love your work! The colors, the design, the way you draw, and then there’s the overall, which often makes one stare, and go “Ohhhh my!!”

  5. Joan says:

    That little dog is precious even if he’s naughty. But who could be angry at him with that look on his face! So cute.

    Painting is breathtaking. I’m a huge fan but have visited your site for a while, since you stopped posting to Every Day Matters. I now lots of people went to FaceBook, but I’m late to the party & not fond of FB at all.

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