I often get the questions what kind of paint I use and how I create my paintings. Well now, it wouldn't be fun if I revealed all my secrets and tricks, but I thought I'll show you some of my essentials that I use when I paint.
The most important thing, the paint. The one I normally use is a kind of acrylic enamel paint for furnitures. I get most of my colours from Flügger Färg. I also use normal acrylic paint every now and then.
One thing that I can't paint without is a wooden blending stick. I use it to blend the paint, to drip the paint and to even out the paint. Such a simple but magical tool!
I also use this thin brush to get rid of dust, hair or flies (stupid bastards) that has accidentally landed on the canvas. It's also a great tool to blend paint in specific areas.
I'm thrilled to be painting again but of course, just because I finally hade a couple of days off to create I get ill. So I'm just gonna lie in bed and read Harry Potter (in Spanish...
Before I shipped my paintings to Sweden I turned my art studio into a photo studio to photograph my paintings (and me). Here I am with my paintings entitled "La Malvarrosa" no. 1 & 2.
Now I really miss my studio in Valencia! And I miss the relaxed atmosphere and the time I had to paint and focus on my art when I where in Spain. Only 46 days left until I go back to lovely Valencia!
I've been so busy since I came back to Stockholm that I haven't had time to paint. It has really started to itch in my fingers... I need to paint! Hopefully I'll be able to do some painting next week when I'm not working so much.
Wow! I can't believe it's 2018 already. Time flies when you are having fun and when you have tons of stuff to do.
Since I came back to Sweden the schedule has been packed with seeing friends, celebrating Christmas (first with my family in Jönköping and then with Victors family in Mariefred), helping organising a New Years Eve party (with 150 guests! On a boat!) and on top of all the fun I've been working a lot in a the photo shop that I used to work in. AND... I've also been planning some new exciting things! I'll let you know soon, stay tuned!
I thought I'll sum up my 2017 with a few images. 2017 has definitely been one of my best years so far. I've finally had more time to focus on my art, I got to return to the city and country that I love and I've had a few exhibitions and sold a few paintings. Thank you for all for your love and support! I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store for Art by Vo.
Here are my latest duo of paintings that are part of the Valencia collection. Entitled La Seu, both of the paintings are 73x60 cm.
Unfortunately I have to leave theses two in Valencia as they didn't dry before I had to send all my paintings to Sweden. But I'll be back for them end of February next year.
The first painting actually looked like this when it dried... I thought it looked like two dinosaurs doing something naughty so I painted over them. Haha! You can still see traces of it but it's not so obvious. I am really pleased with how it turned out.
So... I had time for one last painting session here in Valencia before I have to pack everything and go back to Stockholm.
I decided to paint with the same colours as "La Pau" no. 1 & 2, except from the yellow... this time I only used the blue, green and red paints. I love how the colours mix together! They remind me of earth, the deep blue ocean and the green forest. Now I just have to wait for these two beauties to dry and then I can start packing and send all my paintings to Sweden.
My time here in Valencia is almost over and I'll be going back to Sweden soon. As sad as it is to leave this wonderful city, it'll be really good to see my boyfriend, family and friends and to celebrate christmas... And, I'll be back in Spain next year!
Whilst I've been here in Valencia, I've been quite productive and I am really happy with my Valencia Collection. Each series are named after a place in Valencia. Here's the first paintings in the collection, check them out!
They are all for sale on my website. Just click on the pictures to have a closer look. Enjoy!
Plaza del Árbol no. 1, 2 & 3. Each 81x65 cm.
Named after my absolute favorit plaza in Valencia. (In English Tree Square)
El Turia no. 1 & 2. Each 81x65 cm.
Once a river, now a beautiful park in Valencia.
La Albufera no. 1 & 2. Each 73x60 cm.
A nature reserve with amazing scenery close to Valencia city.
Welcome to my studio! This is where I spend most of my time here in Valencia. I am so blessed to have a space where I can create, think and just be.
Normally I live in Stockholm but ever since I moved from Spain, in 2014, I've been longing to come back. Now It's been about 2 months since I came back to this beautiful city that I love and it has been amazing! I've been feeling so inspired to create and to paint.
I am really pleased with my latest collection, entitled "Valencia", that I've been working on here in Spain. All of the paintings you can see in these pictures are part of the collection. If you want to have a closer look at them you can visit my website, under paintings. Or...you are always welcome to stop by my studio to say hi and have a look at my art. Just contact me!
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Emma Vo. I am a Swedish born contemporary artist with a passion for colour, shape and the abstract. I am the artist behind Art by Vo.
Here you'll get to follow me on my journey as an artist and get the latest news from Art by Vo. But first, let me tell you a bit about how I got to where I am today.
When I was little I loved to paint, draw and craft and during my teenage years photography was my passion. Therefore I studied the media programme focusing on photography during secondary school. After secondary school I lived abroad for a few years where I, amongst other things, completed a foundation year in art, media and design at London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass School of Art in London. It was during the foundation year that I found my passion for abstract art, shapes and colours.
When I returned to Sweden, about 3 years ago, I went through an emotionally challenging period i...