November landscape sketch in gouache

Friday, den 16. November 2012

A typical November day, drizzling rain, moist air and a colossal grey sky with slowly moving clouds. I tried hard to capture those thin clouds that smoked from the wooded hill named “Burgberg” in the background. I have been there on top to meet the “Schreckstein” which translates to “the stone that scares you”. And […]

The funnny weather of October snow

Saturday, den 10. November 2012

This small gouache sketch with a view on local vine yards was done on the 1st of November in sunshine. I taped the paper to get a clear borderline, I had seen this on Nathan Fawkes Land Sketch blog.The autumn foliage is at its peak at the end of October to the first days of […]

Garden shack and trees in autumn colors, gouache sketch

Friday, den 11. November 2011

At the end of October and beginning of November the colors of autumn seem to peak in our forest and gardens here. I was on the way into the woods but decided to stay on a meadow with some fruit trees and an old garden shack near the forest edge. I am experimenting with primed […]

Forest Diary re-print – new publication in Blurb bookstore available

Friday, den 4. November 2011

Forest Diary by Martin Stankewitz | Make Your Own Book The re-print of the entire forest diary sketchbook is now available as color paperback in the Blurb bookstore. The book preview shows the all 158 pages. The size of the book is 6X9 inches, it has more than 100 images,the book weight is 275 grams. […]

The loop closes – last entry in the forest diary

Friday, den 21. October 2011

A couple of days ago I went to the same place I started the forest diary sketchbook on a grey afternoon in January 2009. I started with a humble sketch in ink, black and white,which still reminds me of those insecure days when the financial crisis hit. Now at beginning of autumn 2011 the scenery […]

1,2,3 -quick gouache sketch, forest in counter light

Friday, den 14. October 2011

This gouache sketch was done rather quickly without building a background first. Instead I started with the tree trunks in black and added the other elements step by step and modifying colours by sketching wet in wet.