I have just finished a commissioned painting and want to take this as an opportunity to talk about this particular painting process. It’s not the way I always work, mind you. For practical reasons, most of us, me included, often
We had lovely radishes this year, and for quite a while now I’ve been wanting to dedicate myself to painting a bunch of them. Here is my first small preparatory painting. It was tremendous fun to paint, I have to
Last week I went to meet an old friend at a wine bar, and because I also wanted to paint a bit that day I showed up an hour early. There was a lovely café, or so it seemed, opposite
When I came home from work on Thursday I saw for the first time that the sun sets right behind the beautiful old town of Lauenburg on the river Elbe. So on Saturday I drove out there an hour earlier
Being fascinated by buildings is ok and I feel comfortable with them as a subject. I think I can therefore take the next step and stop ignoring the people who walk among them as I have done as far. So
More sketches, this time from Berlin: a girl on the subway, complaining away about her best friend to her boyfriend and a sketch which I made on my first evening in my new Berlin part-time flat.
I am exploring ink as a drawing medium at the moment, and I have also started taking a very small sketch book with me at all times. This past week I sketched a fellow traveller on the train to Hamburg,
I recently started a watercolour painting course on Craftsy, and doing my homework means painting buildings, doors, windows, crowds and all other kinds of urban life. I partially do this outdoors (as I did here: the barn) but due to
Because I work in the big city now, my focus in painting has somewhat shifted toward urban subjects. Buildings and facades are super interesting; I realised this for the first time when I painted part of the Hahnemann house (the
My new way home from work features a little bit of walking and three different train lines, and it takes 40 minutes. That is, if all goes well! Yesterday the first of my three trains didn’t come and I had some time to sketch.