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Paint yourself a Hockney – an episode from the forger’s masterclass

Sunday, den 29. September 2013

I stumbled upon a series of astonishingly entertaining and educating videos by a certified forger named John Myatt, a gentleman who spend some time in jail because he got tempted to abuse his obvious talent to emulate other people’s painting style. I liked this video in particular as I learned something about Hockneys way to […]

Sunday morning in the vineyard – painting plein air with oil pastels

Monday, den 24. June 2013

Buy a print on Redbubble On a nice sunny Sunday morning I did this small size oil pastel with my Caran d’Ache set on site. I had to cut the video file down to a time lapse with 8x speed, otherwise the file would be much too big for upload. The support is a paper […]

Oil pastels for beginners – plein air landscape sketch with corrections

Saturday, den 1. June 2013

ON the only sunny day this week I did a small landscape oil pastel painting in size of ca. 15X20 cm or 7×8 inches, which I finally cropped to the square format above. Here is how that piece developed. 1. Selection of the picture frame> I liked the fast changing light on this day with […]

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 […]

Plein air oil pastel – landscape painting – time lapse video part2

Monday, den 8. April 2013

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 […]

Very chilly February , plein air oil pastel of a tree landscape

Friday, den 8. February 2013

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 […]