Stefan Stenudd
Stefan Stenudd
About me
I'm a Swedish writer of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, a historian of ideas and an aikido instructor.



ART

Now in Color

Hands On

Videos

Cats

Drawings

Body Photos

Body Digital

Old Oil Paintings

Tokyo Train Ride

Kosice Closeups

Quebec Closeups

Touching Water

Shinjuku, Japan

Folks at a Festival

Water Streams

Stone on Stone

Inks

Aikido Inks

Fall Photos

Snow Photos

"Under Construction"

Loo

Valley Garden


All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd.

All's End
Science fiction novel about a quest through the universe for a perfect world, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients
The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder
Thoughts on life, death, and the meaning of it all, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tao Te Ching
The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. The great Chinese classic, translated and extensively commented by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia
by Stefan Stenudd. Qi, prana, spirit, and other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



Stenudd's Blog



Hands On


Hands On - Oil Paintings 2014 by Stefan Stenudd.

New Oil Paintings by Stefan Stenudd



Suddenly I Paint Again

In the 1970's I made a bundle of oil paintings, some of them posted on this website. Since then, though, I haven't painted much. Some in the 80's, fewer in the 90's, and close to none during this millennium - until now.



     In July 2014 I picked up the brush and got started, inspired by a local Picasso exhibition, and I got at it with a frenzy. More than one painting per day. We will see how long I keep it up, but so far it's a pure joy.

     I experiment with black and white - well, one black and two different whites. I keep it close to drawing, just to see what happens. It's also kind of a warm up. Colors will come, surely.

     I call these paintings Hands On, for obvious reasons. On an impulse, I traced my own hand on the canvas, and one idea was followed by another.

     I've already deviated a bit from this theme, as you can see further down this webpage. The hands remain, but they are not alone.

     Click on the image to see a bigger version of it.

Stefan Stenudd

Hands On 1. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On 2. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On 3. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On 4. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On 5. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On 6. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On 7. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.



Hands On Bodies

Moving on, I added bodies to the hands. It seemed like a natural step...

     The first painting below is actually how the hands thing started. I made it before the paintings above. That's how I got the idea.

     It's followed by three versions of the same pose - well, almost the same. I tend to work a lot on the charcoal sketch I begin with, but at a certain point it's time for the oil, just to get it done. Then a new canvas to continue to explore the motif some more. The third one felt like some kind of completion.

     The last two oil paintings in this series play some more on the hands on bodies theme.

     Like the series above, the below paintings are also done with three colors only: black and two whites (zinc and titanium). I don't feel the need for more colors, just yet.

     Click on the image to see a bigger version of it.


Hands On Bodies 1. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On Bodies 2. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On Bodies 3. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On Bodies 4. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On Bodies 5. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On Bodies 6. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On Bodies 7. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On Bodies 8. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


Hands On Bodies 9. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.



Color Emerging

On the below painting, I started using other colors, though very discreetly: light ocher and burnt umber. So, this is the last painting of this series - at least for now.


Hands On Bodies 10. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd.


     More color emerges as I make new oil paintings. Here they are posted, as they get finished:
Now in Color - oil paintings