The many spring greens already merge into the more or less uniform,saturated and dull summer green. The images above show how the latest sketch developed. The advantage of gouache is that it is opaque and it is possible to paint in layers. Especially for depicting foliage this property can be very helpful as it is [...]
Temperatures get chilly these days. After a longer pause I continued to draw in the apple tree orchard. It took some time to pick up the thread again and to find my way through the many labyrinth of wrinkles, plateaus and valleys that the apple tree in front had build in many years of growth. [...]
I spent the last sitting with drawing the bark of the big trunk in the foreground until a wind shock blew my little ink vessel across the sheet. The ink went onto my right arm and into the sleeve of my jacket. And that was it for the day. I forgot to fix the pages [...]
Most of my drawing time I have spent in apple tree orchards this year. This is the second larger ink drawing in a sketchbook still in the works. One can get lost in the details of bark and leaves, oin this study I just go on without making a lot of considerations about the end [...]
Last week the ink drawing started some time in June was finished. Here one can see the stages of this drawing in size of ca. 18″X24″.
I have turned the page in my big sketchbook about three weeks ago. Another ink drawing to document some of our local orchards is developing step by step. Returning again and again to the same place to draw is an interesting experience. Illustrator Penelope Dullaghan blogs about the Terra Places Project, it is tempting to [...]
It is funny how each year gets it’s own character by the variations in the seasons that I notice while drawing and sketching outdoors. Last year became the year of the forest with the diary I had started without knowing how it would all turn out. This year seems to become a time of slow [...]
Even though the weather in this part of good old Germany must be classified as lousy considering we have already mid of June, there are still a couple of afternoons that allow to go out with a big sheet of paper (46X61 cm). This ink drawing is progressing step by step. Looking, not thinking, in [...]