Cemetery and witch tower Maulbronn, ink drawing

Wednesday, den 18. September 2013

The witch tower at the very West of the fortifications at the Cistercian abbaye Maulbronn was built 1441. There is no documentation for the origin of naming the tower “witch tower”. It is a five-story building in big, impressive sandstone masonry. I placed my tripod chair in the old cemetery, a lovely place with cypress […]

The green green grass and trees of summer

Tuesday, den 16. July 2013

The summer vegetation is saturated with greens which sometimes can be a bit boring subject for Plein Air work. For that reason I have taken an excursion into ink drawing recently and added three more entries to my sketch or drawing book with local landscapes. Maulbronn Elfinger Hof is an ancient Cistercian “Grangie” a kind […]

Forest diary sketching at a creek, topographical notes and history

Sunday, den 14. August 2011

Today I walked again to a place called “Graubrunnen” (grey fountain). It is a patch of some 50 acres of forest. There are a number of small creeks which fall dry in summer unless there is rain. But nevertheless it is moist there. For me this place is a special, sinister place. During the Nazi-regime […]