Spring meadows – oil pastel study on location

Wednesday, den 24. April 2013

Finally , after long last, spring seems to become real, the sun is shining and temperatures climb to an acceptable level. Even small spots of blue sky can be seen and if the weather forecast is true this time it will last until the weekend. The grass is growing and turned green. Some cherry trees […]

Landscape sketches in oil pastels

Tuesday, den 2. April 2013

Here are some more pages from my oil pastel sketchbook that gets slowly filled. The first and the last are not completely finished yet. On the long Easter weekend I started a another small oil pastel painting in our local vineyards.This time I tested the time lapse function of my Gopro Hero Camera. I found […]

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 […]

Plein Air painting – Andre Krigar, Berlin

Friday, den 17. February 2012

Andre Krigar is a painter in Berlin. This video is one of the better ones on plein air painting.