Water Colours by Josefine Skovgaard


Copenhagen-based Josefine Skovgaard is inspired by everything she finds beautiful. She respects an artist with a bigger agenda, but she "just loves trying to capture beauty". Josefine wants people to be happy and feel in harmony when they look at her paintings. Her favorite thing is when the painting suddenly takes shape and she can say ”Okay, this is where you want to go”. The painting has its own life in a way. She controls some of the process but not all of it - this is what why loves working with watercolours.

As Josefine says: "If I take a walk and see some beautiful colors, I take a picture of it and use it when I do my next painting. Sometimes I look through fashion magazines and see a dress, a hat etc. that inspires me, and sometimes, it is my feelings I paint. If I feel at peace I will capture that, if I feel chaotic it will go in another direction."



My inspiration for this motive was the moon. My idea was to create a silent and peaceful feeling – like I imagine it would be on the moon.







It took a while before I noticed that it was planets that appeared on the paper, but it made total sense then. I have tried to give the planets life – I like to think they change form and position every time we look away.


In this piece I am inspired by the origami paper bird and then I got the idea that this origami bird was flying close to the sun. In this piece I wanted to mix the graphic look with the soft look of water color painting.

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