Floating Saunas in Oslo 2020
This painting was inspired by my Christmas cruise of 2019 to Scandinavia. On the quay at Oslo harbour were floating saunas and I could see the back of a couple who were having a great time.
The saunas were advertised on this rack of canoes. When I got home I found out the company was started by a young man who needed a bath! Having been out sailing he was surprised that on arriving in Oslo( a bit mucky) there were no saunas so he decided to provide his own for travelers and revelers.
My couple are having an especially good time having discarded their bathing suits and polished off a bottle of wine.
In the background you will see the Oslo skyline- completely ficticious except for the opera house on the right and the triangular sculpture.
Floating Saunas in Oslo, outline drawing
The sea and an additional Floating Sauna starts to appear.In the summer, they float them out into the harbour and people jump off.
The canoes are added and the crackled quay.After this photograph, I got so involved in the painting I forgot to take more pictures. I can tell you I spent a good deal of time decoration the sauna, finding the loving couple and throwing paint at the skyline.
If you have enjoyed Floating Saunas in Oslo you can see more in the July issue of Surrey Life and visit my exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate from July 19th 2022. Prints are available from £22.