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;
The true pain for any plein air painter is that she can never paint all the beautiful subjects which deserve to be painted. I felt this pain acutely yesterday on my paint-out in the Botanical Gardens in Hanover. They are
One of the main powerhouses behind my church congregation is the secretary. Marlene is the person most visitors meet when they make inquiries. She organises rooms for events, keeps everyone provided with newsletters and oversees everything. These are just a
This is the last one of my musicians. This team of musicians doesn’t always play together, so technically, I shouldn’t refer to them as a trio. But they were a trio when I sketched them the other night (click here
I usually don’t post on Sundays, but because my website has been down a bit lately due to a server error – apologies for any inconvenience here – I am two days late with these drawings. And I can’t wait
Last night in my church: The two jazz musicians Daniel Stickan and Uwe Steinmetz who perform four concerts a year in our church under the heading of „Sounds of life“ played a wonderful concert together with the amazingly gifted singer
This is my sweetheart working from home. It’s the usual way of things chez Gillands: I sit at my desk or sit/stand at my easel, he is sitting on the sofa all comfortable reading, thinking and typing on his computer.
When I took up painting in 2005, I was into landscape in a big way. I had studied American landscape painting as part of my BA and I had immersed myself in self-directed study of the Flemish masters. Landscape painting
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.
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