Forest nature diary, forest clearing morning

Saturday, den 1. October 2011

Buy this sketch as postcard on Zazzle This sketch was done in two sessions starting as usual from the back and painting/sketching towards the foreground. Each state of the sketch could be seen as a kind of under painting for the next stage. The sequence of images below documents some of the intermediate states of […]

Inner edge of forest gouache sketch

Sunday, den 18. September 2011

Buy this sketch as postcard on Zazzle There are windy days, the wind howls up in the trees. I have walked to the very edge of the village district. Looking through the trees I can see some orchards down hill and in the far distance the next bigger city in front of hazy blue background […]

Late summer forest, oak and beech jungle

Sunday, den 4. September 2011

Buy this sketch as postcard on Zazzle The end of summer has come with some hot days, but autumn is near. The sound of falling acorns can be heard everywhere and the cobwebs glisten in the evening sun. The growth of foliage on trees, undergrowth and grass is at its peak now. Each and every […]

Summer forest greens – gouache sketch

Monday, den 11. July 2011

Buy this sketch on a postcard in my Zazzle store We are approaching the most boring time in the year from my perspective now. At the peak of summer there are not many colors in the landscape, all the different greens have changed to almost the same dull, saturated green. There is not much light […]

A piece of the blue sky framed by beech trees

Tuesday, den 21. June 2011

A piece of beautiful blue sky framed by some beech trees caught my attention, made me stop and do a gouache sketch. I really enjoy the beginning of these sketches when everything is a possibility and the colours can be dropped and splashed around. Buy this sketch as postcard on Zazzle

A path in the woods – gouache sketch from the forest diary

Friday, den 17. June 2011

This is a quiet forest path, people rarely walk here. The birds were very active on this morning. Young woodpeckers made such a noise that I had to choose another place. I regret that I was not able to catch the vivid contrasts of light and shadows in and under the canopy of the trees. […]