“Spela” means play, and this small but long building, near the old supervisor´s estate at Norrbyskär, contains a game which is the early 20th century´s equivalent to bowling. The only words I can find in English for this game is “skittles” or “ninepin” – could that be right? Please let me know in the comments!

This painting is one of my own favorites, I worked with it for several days. It is rather large (see measures below), and it was an all new experience to work in this size. It took bigger paintbrushes, more planning and more work to keep the paper flat.

134,5 x 37 cm, watercolours on Fabriano Artistico 300 gsm rough grain watercolour paper.

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