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,
The other day, just before the storm and whilst I was still working with a limited palette, I sat down outside and sketched these two boulders. They were bathed in bright evening sun – it was so beautiful! It’s just
I’m more or less housebound at the moment – the second sketch is a hint as to why – but sometimes I need to go out to see a doctor or learn about how to give birth to a baby
Villa Olga which I have sketched before; the Salt City Swing Band playing a gig (it was amazing!!); and my beautiful hairdresser Simone. Hier sind ein paar Skizzen der letzten Tage: Villa Olga, die ich erst vor kurzem gezeichnet habe;
I have two weeks of painting with a reduced palette under my belt – what can I say about this approach so far? In the first week I used the Zorn palette adapted to watercolour: yellow ochre, alizarin crimson and
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.
Rain is usually not a weather condition suited much to outdoor painting, at least not if, like me, you don’t own a painting umbrella which can be attached to the easel. But drizzle can work sometimes. Looking for an interesting
Still working with the Zorn palette, still into them trees! It is quite unusual, to be honest, to use so much black in a watercolour painting. But I like it! It serves a good purpose, as does the yellow ochre.
This week, I am experimenting with Anders Zorn’s reduced palette. As an oil painter this would have me using four tubes of paint: titanium white, ivory black, alizarin crimson or cadmium red and yellow ochre. As a watercolourist, I am
On one of the last few days of September, my painting companion Sigrid and I went out to paint some trees. We both of us like trees very much, but we also wanted to prepare a bit for painting dwarf