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



Now in Color


Now in Color - Oil Paintings 2014 by Stefan Stenudd.

New Oil Paintings by Stefan Stenudd



More than black and white

Since Juy 2014, I've started painting again, with a frenzy I haven't had since the 1970's. I made a bunch in black and white, but now colors emerge.



     My first batch of 2014 paintings had the theme Hands On. First it was just hands, then hands on bodies. I move on with this theme, but the bodies seem to get more and more in focus. Here is the first batch:

Hands On - oil paintings

     They are all in black and white, but as I've continued on the theme of hands and bodies, colors have started to emerge. The first one hesitantly introduces two colors: light ocher and burnt umber. On the second and third one I used them in abundance. You see them below, and more paintings will be added.

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

Stefan Stenudd

Hands On Bodies 10. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.

     Here is the charcoal sketch I did at first on the canvas. I thought it might be interesting to see what it looked like before I started with the oil colors. I usually spend quite some time drawing and editing the image with charcoal, before the actual painting begins.


Hands On Bodies 10. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


Hands On Bodies 11. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.

     The charcoal sketch of the above painting:


Hands On Bodies 11. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


Hands On Bodies 12. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.

     The charcoal sketch of the above painting:


Hands On Bodies 12. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


Hands On Bodies 13. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.

     The charcoal sketch of the above painting:


Hands On Bodies 13. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


Hands On Bodies 14. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.

     The charcoal sketch of the above painting:


Hands On Bodies 14. Charcoal sketch by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.


Hands On Bodies 15. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.

     And here's a detail from the above painting. I worked quite a lot on the faces:


Detail of Hands On Bodies 15. Oil painting by Stefan Stenudd, 2014.