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
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