Yearly Archive 2012

Provence landscape with houses – oil pastel painting

Thursday, den 20. December 2012

I painted this larger format (50X70 cm) landscape oil pastel from a photograph taken in Provence. I liked the blue sky and the strong contrast between light and shadow that is so typical for the South of France. Meantime I had the opportunity to take a better photograph that shows the full painting.

Plein air oil pastel study , small pieces of blue sky

Monday, den 10. December 2012

Little huts in vineyard, print for sale on Redbubble On a mostly grey November day small pieces of blue sky and a few sun rays can make a big difference. The owners of small vineyards and fruit tree meadows convert their small huts step by step into weekend houses. The two in this oil pastel […]

Drawing in nature – a new publication by Albrecht Rissler

Tuesday, den 4. December 2012

Image credit: Double page from the new book “Zeichnen in der Natur”, with friendly allowance by Albrecht Rissler, copyright Albrecht Rissler Today I want to commend the new book by Albrecht Rissler. It is available on Amazon. When you click on the link in the image credits above you can see a number of images […]

Sketching trees in rain with simple means – water soluble wax crayon pencil

Wednesday, den 28. November 2012

It was raining, I wanted to do a gouache sketch, but the wind made things even more difficult. So I roamed the forest for some time and finally found shelter in an old shack with view on a tree landscape. There was just enough time left for a quick sketch an I picked “Woody”, the […]

Oil pastel sketches, step by step

Wednesday, den 21. November 2012

Buy a framed print——————————Buy a framed print This table with two series of 4 images per sketch show my favorite process when I use oil pastels for small plein air studies. I carry a selection of thick paper or board pieces which are primed with oil colour with me. On site I choose which piece […]

November landscape sketch in gouache

Friday, den 16. November 2012

A typical November day, drizzling rain, moist air and a colossal grey sky with slowly moving clouds. I tried hard to capture those thin clouds that smoked from the wooded hill named “Burgberg” in the background. I have been there on top to meet the “Schreckstein” which translates to “the stone that scares you”. And […]