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 […]

Sunday morning in the vineyard – painting plein air with oil pastels

Monday, den 24. June 2013

Buy a print on Redbubble On a nice sunny Sunday morning I did this small size oil pastel with my Caran d’Ache set on site. I had to cut the video file down to a time lapse with 8x speed, otherwise the file would be much too big for upload. The support is a paper […]

Oil pastels for beginners – plein air landscape sketch with corrections

Saturday, den 1. June 2013

ON the only sunny day this week I did a small landscape oil pastel painting in size of ca. 15X20 cm or 7×8 inches, which I finally cropped to the square format above. Here is how that piece developed. 1. Selection of the picture frame> I liked the fast changing light on this day with […]

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 […]

Plein air oil pastel – landscape painting – time lapse video part2

Monday, den 8. April 2013

On the weekend I continued with the oil pastel landscape painting in A4 size. The weather was very similar to last week, which was helpful for the as I had to do some changes on the sky. There is still a lot of grey in these very early spring colors and the green are pale […]

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 […]