Despite being alone at home (as my sweetheart tours the world for work and fame – not really) I had such a lovely and colourful weekend! And I have friends to thank for that for the most part. Saturday was
Getting ready to work on a commissioned painting for me means lots of pencil sketches to figure our the composition and the values and some little colour studies to clarify that part to myself, too. I mostly have reference photos,
This painting was a present for a family friend. Kerstin is always there to help when help is needed and she is a wise and very kind person. I did something different for this painting: I used cobalt blue instead
I am so glad that I have been able to give into spur-of-the-moment painting ideas lately! This was one of them. These wild flowers (or weeds, as some might say) seemed so appealing all of a sudden on Saturday morning
A while ago I saw a lovely spring-time painting featuring a field of crocuses. Ever since I have been searching for one such field for myself so that I could paint it. Alas, I haven’t found one yet. There doesn’t
A bit over a week ago a friend gave me a lovely amaryllis, and although there are usually many things I would think of sketching before turning my attention to flowers (they’re complicated subjects), this one was simply irresitible! It
My husband has broken his ankle last week, and while he was in the GP’s practice to get his bandages renewed I went around the corner and sketched this door front in a tiny alley. I tinted it at home.
My mother-in-law loves nasturtiums, as I found out when I painted last year’s nasturtiums. So now, when I inspect their brave climbing efforts, I always think of her. So these pretties give me joy twice: once for myself and on