11 Apr 12
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Travel Sketchbook: London some more


Somewhere in Soho.
09 Apr 12
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Travel Sketchbook: London, the first two days


More people on the bus.
29 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: A Lazy Day in Someone’s Garden in Swansea


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28 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Second Day in Dolgellau


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While in Dolgellau again, I was still very obviously influenced by that little book of drawings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh I had bought earlier. This is the first of the travel sketchbooks I bound myself – and I bound into some of them the luxury of extra space in the form of occasional fold out […]

26 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Cadar Idris


Morning sun on a tree growing over an old wall made of rough stones.
21 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: First Day in Dolgellau


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20 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Llandderfel/Bala


18 August

While hitchhiking from Aberystwyth to Bala I happened upon a wonderful used bookshop in Machynlleth, and found a book on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s drawings. I had been looking for one on amazon.de for a long time, but never found anything I could actually afford. Even in the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow, which houses the […]

19 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Aberystwyth


I drew the rain that would shortly force me to stop drawing as it came closer...
16 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Liverpool


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During my days in Liverpool in August 2011 it rained all the time—in my memory I had to abandon nearly each and every outdoor sketch because of the rain picking up again. That gave me a lot of time to spend in museums, though, especially the wonderful Walker Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum. I […]

11 Nov 11
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Some finished Watercolors


Dead Tulip I

These are all from earlier this year – I was in such a frenzy of final exams, the Open Air Gallery and last minute travel preparations (is there another kind?) that although I did find the time to make these drawings, I never got around to photographing (they are matted and mostly too big for […]

04 Nov 11
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First Berlin Sketches this Fall


Looking at my travel drawings I get the impression that at least since July I’ve been exploring different ways to combine lines and colors, playing around with different drawing processes. This was without a doubt fueled by the workshop ‘Lining over Color’ I did with Richard Camara during the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Lisbon, although […]

03 Nov 11
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Lisbon Sketches and Drawings


Second Letter from Lisbon

A choice of sketches, drawings and details of them that I made in Lisbon.

31 Oct 11
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Back in Berlin


Siena Cathedral

I have arrived back in Berlin safe and sound (I hope, anyway). The next days will be dedicated to catching up with correspondence and email and all that, and lots and lots of scanning! These two drawings I made in Siena were first—I originally intended to send them to Rolf to scan and blog, but […]

16 Oct 11
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Traveling Things


Genoa

I have arrived in Istanbul, the last station of my journey before I come back to Berlin, and it occurred to me to take stock of my stuff. Not a packing list, but an incomplete record of changes in my baggage.

02 Sep 11
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The Flux of Traveling so Far


My Favourite Sink in Scotland

Shortly after the Urban Sketchers Symposium was over, while I was still in Lisbon and haggling with a guy from Turkmenistan who had been supposed to send me the letter of introduction I would need to get the visa by July 26 but hadn’t, I realised that trying to organise the part of my travels […]