This is a little moonscape that I am working on. I have taken photos from in between so you can see how the painting came together (or not). The stage it is at right now was to be the final
The frosty morning painting I had thought I would work on today seemed frightening all of a sudden, so I tried something else: a frosty sunset (it’s winter time after all).
I finished improving the line work on one of the two big sketches I did in the Museum of Labour in Hamburg yesterday. The coffee display wasn’t really recognisable as that before, so I felt the nib dipped in some
I had two doctor’s appointments the other morning and half an hour to spare in between. So I chose the path via the Glockenhof (Bell Square – not sure why it’s called that) so that I might sketch it. The
I occasionally paint on the train on my way home, so much so that by now I sort of plan to do it as I think about when I might have the opportunity to paint. So how does this painting
In yesterday’s post I already hinted at my attempts to mix greys, and here are a few more examples of it (and some orange mixes, too). This grey-mix topic was a crucial one for me in my own development. An
The specifics of how colours mix are of obvious importance if and only if you mix colours yourself. You don’t need to since you can buy all kinds of ready-made premixes in tubes or pans. The mixes contain certain amounts
This week I want to do a series of technical posts about colour and realistic painting. The main reason for this is that I have finally got around to swatching my watercolour tube paints. My primary interest was in testing
Last weekend, I visited friends who live near Bremen, and I booked my journey back home with a deliberate 50 minutes layover in Bremen so that I could sketch at or near the train station. The very end of the
This painting is entitled „The cock of the Baskervilles“ because I was listening to „The hound of the Baskervilles“ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when painting it.