One of the main powerhouses behind my church congregation is the secretary. Marlene is the person most visitors meet when they make inquiries. She organises rooms for events, keeps everyone provided with newsletters and oversees everything. These are just a
This is the last one of my musicians. This team of musicians doesn’t always play together, so technically, I shouldn’t refer to them as a trio. But they were a trio when I sketched them the other night (click here
I usually don’t post on Sundays, but because my website has been down a bit lately due to a server error – apologies for any inconvenience here – I am two days late with these drawings. And I can’t wait
This is my sweetheart working from home. It’s the usual way of things chez Gillands: I sit at my desk or sit/stand at my easel, he is sitting on the sofa all comfortable reading, thinking and typing on his computer.
When I took up painting in 2005, I was into landscape in a big way. I had studied American landscape painting as part of my BA and I had immersed myself in self-directed study of the Flemish masters. Landscape painting
I’ve been away over the weekend, and even though I came came home with further painting work to add to my (already long) list of work, I felt that tonight I just needed to paint something for my heart’s delight.
I just realised that I have not yet shared this little painting with you. This is my beloved St. Nic in Luneburg. A friend commissioned „something special with several objects combined“ and concentrating on St. Nic. My first reaction was
Drawing really is the foundation of realistic painting. The longer I’m in this, the more I realise how true this actually is. And portrait drawing is probably the queen of all drawing. This is why I was inspired (by an
Our pastor made a very valid point in yesterday’s sermon. That Christ appeared to Constantine in 312 AD and told him, right before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, that he shall conquer in the sign of the cross („in
On Saturday, a few of us got together for a little sketchcrawl. Keen to try our hands at a few lavishly decorated villas, we met in a rather pretty residential area of Luneburg. Due to the inclement weather, however, we