Monthly archive of December 2011

George Rowlett painting at the abyss of abstraction – plein air video

Monday, den 26. December 2011

George Rowlett is one of my favorite plein air painters. His Gallery has put up two videos showing the artist at work painting on the Outer Hebrides and East Kent earlier in March this year. In an older interview the artists said that he tries to paint as fast as he can. If you compare [...]

Monotype printmaking without a press – video demonstration

Friday, den 23. December 2011

After long last I finally did a video and filmed how I do my monotype prints without using a press. I mounted my mobile phone over the glass plate and then started the film function. I interrupted the recording two times. This simple monochrome print took about an hour to make and I compressed the [...]

Tree trunks as barcodes

Friday, den 16. December 2011

Over the last couple of months I have done simple ink drawings which I want to use in another book publication. Neglecting branches and foliage I recorded only the barcode patterns i.e. the distance between and the diameter of trunks in relation to each other at certain places in the woods. The images displayed here [...]

What you can achieve in 6 months drawing trees – Armin Mersmann

Monday, den 12. December 2011

This tree drawing by Armin Mersmann made my jaws drop … really. Here is the link to the website with more amazing graphite drawings.

Pictures are text and text are pictures

Friday, den 9. December 2011

A friendly reader mailed me two incredible text quotes, one from Sartre and one from Vaclav Havel, which I want to post here. From Nausea by Sartre “So I was in the park just now. The roots of the chestnut tree were sunk in the ground just under my bench. I couldn’t remember it was [...]

Acrylic prints – Provence print series on Fine Art America

Saturday, den 3. December 2011

Some time ago I joined Fine Art America as Print on Demand outlet for high quality prints. The qualities of the professional scans (full size scan with drum scanner at 300 dpi) I order each year of several selected monotype prints come to great effect on the website of Fine Art America. Their latest addition [...]