On the Central Cemetary in Luneburg, in row 17 towards the Southern end, there’s a cistern positioned beautifully next to an old iron fence. A good subject for a limited palette? Probably, except that my painting is very mid-tony allover.
Yesterday was the first time in this cold season that I had to paint in the safety of my car. I was a bit pressed for time, and so I settled on a nature subject which I thought might work:
Last night was the last session in a class I ran at the local college for further education. We met up in a brew pub here in Luneburg in order to try our hand at some indoor pub sketching. My
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.
This wee painting was a workshop demo. My point here was to use a very reduced palette so as to work out the light-shadow pattern more clearly – the imagined light-shadow pattern, I should add, because it was overcast that
My series of self portraits continues. This one I did with hard drawing chalk (by Conté) on tinted paper. Sadly, putting fixative on it has plunged all the values down a notch or two. I need to remember this for
Like I said yesterday, Saturday’s paint-out was a bit flawed insofar as the weather forced us indoors, at least temporarily. And there, indoors, lovely flowers in large vases were waiting to get painted! I went for the gladiolas, and I
On the weekend, a couple of members of the German Watercolour Society who live in this region met-up for a little paint-out. Our splendid and super-fantastic hostess was Rita Dahlem in Wietzendorf which is an idyllic wee hamlet not far
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
This is a tiny little contre-jour sketch, just about 4 x 5.5 inches, in my sketchbook. It depicts the watertower in downtown Luneburg. To me personally, it also depicts a modicum of the despair which I felt after walking the