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 […]

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 […]

Plein air oil pastel landscape painting

Friday, den 4. January 2013

At the end of the year 2012 I did this plein air study of a neighbour village named Zaisersweiher. The format is mid size ca. 15″X25″ , a bit unusual for me as I prefer small studies for oil pastels. In this case I had in total three sessions sur le motif including some pouring […]

Provence landscape with houses – oil pastel painting

Thursday, den 20. December 2012

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.

Plein air oil pastel study , small pieces of blue sky

Monday, den 10. December 2012

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 […]

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 […]