Monthly archive of May 2012

The art of finding serious currency – video on Sid Burnard

Sunday, den 27. May 2012

As a John Piper fan you sooner or later get on the websites of Goldmark gallery. Recently they have started to send emails to their contacts and that way this video landed in my inbox. I never heard of the guy and I can’t relate a lot to the driftwood animals he does. Those look [...]

Drawing to make a living – two awesome stories

Wednesday, den 23. May 2012

It happens regularly that people stop by when I draw somewhere and say something like I wish I had your talent. My standard reply is that I have no talent but a strong butt. Today I stumbled on two awesome stories about people who make their living by drawing, which might motivate the one or [...]

Apple tree grove – oil pastel landscape sketch

Thursday, den 17. May 2012

After spending most of my time in the woods during last year I somehow need to see some more skies and open landscapes this year. Our fruit tree meadows are beautiful in spring even after the bloom of apples and pears. Now lilies and peonies are blooming. Today I wanted to play with the greens [...]

Another oil pastel sketch, rural backyard in spring

Monday, den 7. May 2012

Spring is here, oil pastel sketchbook study

Tuesday, den 1. May 2012

A hot Saturday with 31°C pushed the greens out after cold and rainy days have removed most of the beautiful cherry and apple blossoms. But spring greens ,some yellow buttercups and dandelions decorate the meadows. I “finished” the sketch of the hut in the vineyard. Cold rain and thunderstorms blew away most of the cherry [...]