Monthly archive of January 2010

A willow tree and an excursion into the picturesque

Tuesday, den 26. January 2010

This is the final stage of my efforts to depict a picturesque tree, a willow near a small creek. Recent studies on the picturesque and it´s ongoing mighty force in modern times yielded some interesting results. Anyone who is interested in landscape painting or drawing will eventually hear and read about William Gilpin, the british [...]

The Willow tree – 3rd session

Wednesday, den 20. January 2010

There was time for another visit at the willow tree this afternoon. After one or two more sessions I expect that the drawing will have reached final stage. I took a short film this time , which will bring the subject even closer to you.

Returning to a Willow tree

Monday, den 18. January 2010

After more than two weeks I could return today for a 20-30 minute visit before daylight was gone to “my” willow tree. Yes, it is “my tree” as soon as it is in my sketchbook. The snow we had is almost gone and the little creek rushing by the willow was talking again to me, [...]

Thank you for the peanuts BLURB! Why I sell my books without a profit!

Thursday, den 7. January 2010

I had offered my little pamphlet “How to draw a tree” with a small markup. Blurb however likes to kill small profits on the way to the bookmakers. The payout treshhold is nailed at €17,50. Before they issue a stoneage cheque they deduct their fee of € 4.- per cheque first. My profits of € [...]