Sodermalm Sky

Sally Usher Stockholm

This painting came about after I was experimenting with trying to achieve a Bokeh effect with acrylics with a warm sunset scene. This particular view of Sodermalm is quite famous being seen from the commuter train and road system leading south from the center of Stockholm. As its still cold and frosty with the rivers partly frozen over I added …

Kungsgatan Evening

Sally Usher Stockholm 0 Comments

The idea for  this painting came about when I was driving early evening for work.  I was waiting at the traffic lights with the sun very low in the sky and looking at the reflections on the wet road from an earlier shower.  Lots of Swedes were rushing around getting ready to go home, or get some final shopping in.  …

Olofsgatan after the rain

Sally Usher Stockholm

This painting came into existence when I was walking back from shopping during a shower in Stockholm City. This Street is not in the old town, but still close to the heart of the City with a lovely old Church, Adolf Fredriks Kyrka, looking down. The streets were still wet which reflected the old houses in the puddles, the guy …

Riddarholmen in the morning

Sally Usher Stockholm

I often see this view from the back of a motorbike in Stockholm. I love the timelessness of the Church with its unique metal spire in the background standing proud. Early in the morning, there is a fresh, clean feeling, with a golden light from the water reflecting onto the townhouses giving them a warm glow. This picture took a …

Coffee Shop

Sally Usher Gamla stan, Stockholm

This is from a winter walk in Gamla Stan when I was freezing cold and in dire need of coffee and a warm up! The snow had fallen and it was slippery on the cobbles so definitely good boots are required. The snow had been piled up to the sides giving a pathway for pedestrians; it also reflected the light …

Dawn at Karlsberg Castle

Sally Usher Stockholm

My partner, Joakim, was a guard at this Castle many years ago, and when I first came to Stockholm, he showed me this impressive building. Since then I have jogged (albeit rather slowly) past it several times. This is my impression from a bright early morning with a magnificent sky. The weather was cool but with the promise of a …

The Bloody Square

Sally Usher Gamla stan, Stockholm

I’ve painted this scene in a trio, including the edges and wish to sell the 3 paintings as a set, not to be sold individually.  As with all acrylic paintings, they look their best when lit from above with designated lighting. Stortorget meaning “Big Square” in Swedish is probably one of the most famous scenes in Gamla Stan, often on …

Storkyrkan

Sally Usher Stockholm

This impressive Church can be found on a slight hill in Gamla Stan, up a winding street lined with tall historic terraced buildings. The houses seem a little forbidding, and tower over you as you walk up, but the Church welcomes you at the end.   The church although commonly know as Storkyrkan (large church) is also know as Sankt Nikolai …

Tyska Kyrkan

Sally Usher Gamla stan, Nature

Tyska Kyrkan meaning “German Church”, is located in central Gamla Stan. I originally made a smaller version of this painting a year ago which ended up being a present for a friend. I have been wanting to paint a large version for some time now so got out the brushes and got to work. I wanted a strong blue sky …

Sommar

Sally Usher Gamla stan, Stockholm

I was inspired to paint this after a stroll in Gamla Stan, Stockholm last summer.  Wandering aimlessly along the winding streets is always a pleasure, you always find something that you hadn’t noticed before.  If you shut your eyes, you become more aware of the sounds and smells sometimes hidden in the background.  You also feel the heat hitting your …

Kindstugatan

Sally Usher Gamla stan, Stockholm

This is just before a little square with seats and a shady tree. I particularly liked the color of the house closest, and then the yellow shop with the baskets displayed outside. Last time I was there, a young man was playing a violin and people were relaxing and enjoying the music. PRICE:  £175 PLUS POSTAGE AND PACKING