Monthly archive of March 2011

Rainy day in March – Forest diary gouache sketch

Wednesday, den 30. March 2011

-buy this sketch as postcard on Zazzle- On this rainy day I headed straigth to a hut in the woods. There was this typical laundry kind of smell in the air,temperatures well over 10°C and high moisture. The woodpeckers where very busy, but also other birds. I could identify a new bird, a warbler To [...]

The new forest diary calendar 2012 is available

Saturday, den 26. March 2011

Forest diary calendar 2012 by editionhaSee other Forest diary Calendars Recently I finished the latest version of the forest diary calendar, which is now available in the Zazzle store. Newest winter and spring sketches with lots of snow have been added.

Ash forest and brook – Gouache sketch – forest diary

Tuesday, den 22. March 2011

I spent some time following a small brook in an ash forest. There is always a lot to see when a stream of water can meander freely, it has become a rare situation in our heavily used landscapes. Outside of the woods water streams are regulated and their natural way has been straightened. The reflections [...]

Forest kitsch – or how to ruin a gouache sketch!

Friday, den 18. March 2011

-Buy this sketch as card on Zazzle- This one was meant to be part of the postcard exchange “Postcard from my walk”, but I managed to ruin it by impatience. Instead to wait until the Oberförster landscape had dried I needed to apply a nice layer of thinned acrylic varnish on top which ruined it [...]

Sketching in rain – Douglas fir and spruce tree forest

Monday, den 14. March 2011

It was already raining a bit when I left home. First birds could be heard, especially the woodpeckers were very busy, spring is coming soon. I sat down in a dark, young douglas fir and spruce tree forest. Green algae covered some of the trunks and contrasted with the dark wet bark. The wind was [...]

Thoughts on keeping a sketchbook diary

Tuesday, den 8. March 2011

My enthusiasm for keeping sketchbook diaries has been put into a micro website “The sketchbook a creative diary” some time ago.  Recently I found an interesting addition on the web log of artist Elva Paulson. The blog is named “Elva’s field notes”, which resonated with me immediately. Read here about the insights and tips she [...]

Blurb books with hardcover – a mixed experience

Wednesday, den 2. March 2011

Recently I ordered two private photo books from blurb. One small square and one in standard landscape size. Both books had 160 pages and hundreds of images, hardcover with dust jacket and the paper was premium quality. Packing was very good, nevertheless the landscape format book was slightly damaged on one edge. I suppose the [...]