This girl lives on the island Tjörn
off the western coastline of Sweden. Her father being a fisherman,
it seemed natural to have her portrait painted showing her
in this environment, swimming
in the ocean. Julia also takes
a huge interest in painting, especially using aquarelle.
Due to this, I let the portrait
of her be dominated by the
most important element of this discipline which again is water.
I let the water surround her entire being and paint her as being a part of it. She is accompanied by playful patches of color. The water and the color carries Julias somewhat shy smile, which is a fundamental part
of her very calm personality.
Her psychological presens is appearent and dominates the painting.

© Flisberg Porträtt 2008