On the weekend I continued with the oil pastel landscape painting in A4 size. The weather was very similar to last week, which was helpful for the as I had to do some changes on the sky. There is still a lot of grey in these very early spring colors and the green are pale [...]
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It was really very chilly on this cold February Sunday morning when I did this small plein air study of bare trees under a grey sky. The rain was drizzling on and off. Each year in February I have enough of the winter season and can’t wait to see the fresh colors of spring. The [...]
I was so incredibly fortunate to get an invite by Caran D’Ache to do some demonstration of painting and sketching with the Neopastel oil pastels on the Paperworld Frankfurt 2013. Those four days of painting and talking were exhausting and great. There was the opportunity to speak directly with the professionals of Caran d’Ache about [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I love to play with floating gouache colors on colored paper scraps. This tree landscape emerged when I tried to transfer the experience of the blurred landscape photography into real colors. I used a lot of water, the colors were added and removed in several layers.
Last year I altered a book, an art book with nice strong paper. I bought it two or three years ago, cheap, cheaper than a good blank sketchbook at a couple of Euros and knew that some day I would make something of it. In winter I painted all pages with thinned oil colors to [...]
Andre Krigar is a painter in Berlin. This video is one of the better ones on plein air painting.
The local bookstore has proven indispensable one more time. I found one copy of “Oak,one tree,three years,50 paintings” by the British painter Stephen Taylor lying on top of a pile of art books as if it was left there with purpose to be found by the right buyer. A quick look made clear that I [...]