When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Jonas Pettersson

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"Towards a clearing", Painting, Watercolor, 2012, 45 x 32 cm

"Cracking void", Painting, Mixed media, 2012, 20 x 20 cm

"Frozen", Painting, Mixed media, 2012, 66 x 50 cm
Jonas Pettersson is an artist in Sweden who definitely loves his media. Most of the time that's watercolor, and he's not afraid to go completely abstract, just exploring all the weird things that watercolor can do. He get's some pretty beautiful effects. When all that experimentation and love of the medium is put in service of some simple representation he manages to capture a sense of space and atmosphere with what looks like breathtaking effortlessness. It's rather Zen. Now and then he'll throw in some other materials, just to see what happens. He has some fun with cracking effects, as in the last two images. But his experimentation is not afraid to wander pretty far afield, even using bacterial growth to create patterns on paper. You can see a few pieces here:
There's more to look at on his gallery's website but no information (titles, media or size) is given:


  1. Yea, I too fell upon the art of Jonas Pettersson. I love the drama, in it and the darkness. Very frustrating when I look at paintings and thee are no sizes on them. It makes it hard to visualise them

  2. carmackart - just an update for your readers interested in Jonas Pettersson's work - he has now joined our working art hub - Fish Lane Studios http://www.fishlanestudios.com/shop/ and we carry quite reasonable resolution images of all our artists for you to browse and if desired 'buy' - great blog you are running here by the way - thanks for sharing.