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.
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
I received a commission for a tricky piece of work this week, which has set me back for a day or two. So I’m not going to post the third painting in the series which I shared with you yesterday
An old friend from uni days stayed with us this week which was a true pleasure. He was in town to record sounds for a sound installation which will be presented in St. Nicolai soon. This is him at work;
This is the main hall at Berlin Ostbahnhof. I had half an hour to spare before getting going on my business of the day, so I sat down at McDonald’s with a cuppa and sketched the view.
My time in Berlin is slowly coming to an end. Was it a good time? It was. Am I glad it’s coming to an end? I am. Here is a little impression of a sunset at the main train station
Many years ago, in my first research post actually, I conducted a survey in psychiatric clinics. Only a few clinics were sampled, and one of them was situated in the hill country of Thuringia way in the South. I had
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 went sketching with USk Hamburg today and had a good time. We met at the Labour Museum and sketched the exhibits. This pram was displayed in the ‚female labour‘ section. I really like its curves! Heute war ich mit
At work, I usually listen to a lot of talks on various subjects. Attending lectures presents you with a lot of captive subjects and therefore is great for sketching. I have a lot of research-related sketches but none came as