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Cemetery and witch tower Maulbronn, ink drawing

Wednesday, den 18. September 2013

The witch tower at the very West of the fortifications at the Cistercian abbaye Maulbronn was built 1441. There is no documentation for the origin of naming the tower “witch tower”. It is a five-story building in big, impressive sandstone masonry. I placed my tripod chair in the old cemetery, a lovely place with cypress […]

Rural pasture, illusions of unspoiled pre-industrial landscape views

Friday, den 30. August 2013

About half a mile from here the local gambling shop was robbed on a sunny Sunday morning. The railroad runs behind a curtain of trees not far away as the road, busy with cars and lorries. There is the permanent sough of wheels on asphalt and steel in the air. The cows are hidden from […]

Goethe at Weimar – the garden house

Sunday, den 28. July 2013

This is the “standard” view to Goethe’s garden house at Weimar located in a beautiful garden around the river Ilm. On a short trip around the beautiful South eastern parts of Germany I had the opportunity to do this ink sketch in a Japanese leporello journal. I used the Pentel brush pen, which is one […]

The green green grass and trees of summer

Tuesday, den 16. July 2013

The summer vegetation is saturated with greens which sometimes can be a bit boring subject for Plein Air work. For that reason I have taken an excursion into ink drawing recently and added three more entries to my sketch or drawing book with local landscapes. Maulbronn Elfinger Hof is an ancient Cistercian “Grangie” a kind […]

Writing a landscape – outdoor pen drawing in a sketchbook

Thursday, den 20. June 2013

As soon as there is some confidence in drawing skills I think that a change in the drawing from life process happens. Instead of thinking how to get proportions right drawing makes a transition to writing, what it is from my point of view. The drawing is put down in writing movements and emerges from […]

Christopher Lehmpfuhl – Plein air painting video

Saturday, den 25. May 2013

There is a video portrait about Christopher Lehmpfuhl and his project to paint the new center of Berlin (link to video). Christopher Lehmpfuhl has studied in Berlin and lives there for many years. In the interview sequences he explains that he decided to develop a contemporary version of impressionist painting style in his own distinct […]