Monthly archive of November 2012

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 [...]

The funnny weather of October snow

Saturday, den 10. November 2012

This small gouache sketch with a view on local vine yards was done on the 1st of November in sunshine. I taped the paper to get a clear borderline, I had seen this on Nathan Fawkes Land Sketch blog.The autumn foliage is at its peak at the end of October to the first days of [...]

Talking about pleasing decay – Rigby Graham on John Piper’s views on Stowe

Monday, den 5. November 2012

John Piper ‘Stowe’ from on Vimeo. Here is a short sequence from a video on John Piper published by Goldmark Gallery. Stowe is such an impressive landscape garden. John Piper spend a lot of time there and created amazing prints. His bold, inventive use of lines,forms and colours is very inspiring. Goldmark has quite [...]