Goethe at Weimar – the garden house

Sunday, den 28. July 2013

This is the “standard” view to Goethe’s garden house at Weimar located in a beautiful garden around the river Ilm. On a short trip around the beautiful South eastern parts of Germany I had the opportunity to do this ink sketch in a Japanese leporello journal. I used the Pentel brush pen, which is one […]

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 […]

An old pine tree stump – oil pastel study explained

Monday, den 11. March 2013

I roamed the woods again on the weekend. I saw some old tree stumps polished by wild boar, woodpeckers,tits and nuthatches busy and the leaves of wild Arum showed here and there already. I finally settled down in front of a pine tree stump. The sketch is about 26X23 cm in size. I used in […]

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 […]

Oil pastel sketches, step by step

Wednesday, den 21. November 2012

Buy a framed print——————————Buy a framed print This table with two series of 4 images per sketch show my favorite process when I use oil pastels for small plein air studies. I carry a selection of thick paper or board pieces which are primed with oil colour with me. On site I choose which piece […]

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 […]