I found an old paperback on my book shelf an AKAI Jazz and rock discography from the 1980′s and could not resists to use it a sketchbook for quick landscape notes. The drawing is made with a Pentel ink brush pen, a tool that I can highly commend.
I love to play with floating gouache colors on colored paper scraps. This tree landscape emerged when I tried to transfer the experience of the blurred landscape photography into real colors. I used a lot of water, the colors were added and removed in several layers.
One of the projects I had planned to work on this year is to experiment with ink drawings combined with oil and oil thinned oil colors as I use them in my monotype prints. Inspired by the works of Hanns Schimansky and another artist (I lost the link,but it is somewhere on this blog)who does [...]
Most of my drawing time I have spent in apple tree orchards this year. This is the second larger ink drawing in a sketchbook still in the works. One can get lost in the details of bark and leaves, oin this study I just go on without making a lot of considerations about the end [...]
Last week the ink drawing started some time in June was finished. Here one can see the stages of this drawing in size of ca. 18″X24″.
Summer has arrived in a rush now. Temperatures went up to 30°C during the last couple of days. The ink drawing of a fruit tree meadow made further progress. The end is not near yet, funny enough I look forward to the many leaves that are waiting for me to be drawn somehow.
Art postcard Tree landscape by editionha postcard printing by Zazzle.com Heavy snow fall during the night and this morning took us back into winter. Therefore I spent the morning hours in the printing studio converting a small oilpastels sketch into to a monotype print. The sketch was done on the very same fruit tree meadow,which [...]