The other day I went to the small town Bleckede which is right on the Elbe river. I am going to teach a workshop there in August – more about that later – and needed to see what the lay
I very rarely manage to pause whilst painting in order to take progress shots. I simply forget! Thankfully, I have workshop participants who diligently take photos, and reviewing them allows me to really become aware of my process. Lately, I
Towards the end of my two years in Christchurch, New Zealand, I actually lived in the city proper, in Avonside. My flat was in a rather large wooden mansion which had been split up into several flats. The landing outside
I started teaching at a different community college on Friday afternoons. The class starts at 1:30 and finishes at 7:30 – a lot of time for uninterrupted teaching and learning, a lot of time for chatting and explaining this and
At the beginning of this month I went to Hamburg for a day to sketch and collect reference material for the paintings I am working on right now. I strolled through the docklands and sketched a bunch of boat –
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.
Dieses Bild, das ich um die Jahreswende gemalt habe, liegt mir sehr am Herzen. Ab 11. März wird es in der Ausstellung der Deutschen Aquarellgesellschaft in Emmerich zu sehen sein, worüber ich mich sehr freue (auch wenn ich selbst leider
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
I don’t do a lot of watercolour sketching these days; it’s either sketching in ink or watercolour painting with the easel. It took a while for me to notice how I had more or less stopped doing what I used