I ended last year on a high note: just a few days before the year was out I managed to get out to paint and it was oh so wonderful! I just love these very atmospheric overcast days we’re having
My home river is the Havel. It is a wonderful medium sized river with greenish water. I have many great memories connected with it: of swimming in it alone and with horses, and of sailing, paddling, rowing and pleasure boating.
So this month is the direct watercolour month as per declaration and example by Marc Taro Holmes and many other watercolour painters. I wish I could have participated in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, but the frantic preparations
It’s been a bit quiet at my end, I know. I have been very busy lately, what with the wee one being cute, needing a lot of one-on-one time and creating, let’s be honest, all kinds of work for me.
Hello dears! I hope you are all doing well. Do you remember my recent series on limited palettes? I used a different one each week in October last year (you can see the results and reflections about them here, here and
I’ll be honest with you – I love fog! Be it a fine morning mist or a thin veil over a shadowy valley, or maybe even really thick fog which envelopes everything, swallowing people and sounds alike – I love
The Salt City Swing Band, which I draw sometimes during their rehearsals and gigs, features three string instruments: the concert bass, the gypsy jazz guitar and the violin. Here are two of these lovely instruments and their adept players. Also,
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