23 May 12
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Die Beute 1: Postkartengroße Skizzen


Nordstadt

Als ich letzte Woche wieder zurück in Berlin war lag ich natürlich erst einmal etwas krank im Bett herum. Inzwischen geht die Arbeit an der Weinheim-Ausstellung aber wieder vorran – hier erstmal die postkartengroßen Skizzen für die lieben Menschen, die mich mit 50 € unterstützt haben. (Ja, einige davon habe ich schon in anderen Scans […]

17 Apr 12
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Weinheim an der Bergstraße


Haupstraße

The first sketches from Weinheim an der Bergstraße. Over the next few weeks I’ll be here and draw this town. These sketches will form the nucleus of an exhibition in the municipal museum of Weinheim which opens 17 July this summer. And hopefully one of these days I’ll find a scanner I can access to […]

11 Apr 12
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Travel Sketchbook: London some more


Somewhere in Soho.
06 Apr 12
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(Almost) Last Pages of a Sketchbook


Page 13b

The last pages themselves will have to wait some time to be scanned – I handed in this sketchbook as part of my portfolio to the Prince’s Drawing School. I drew the last pages when I was already in London for the portfolio drop off…

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 […]

22 Mar 12
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Spring Drawings from the Pencil Side


Page 07b detail

From my current sketchbook, all except the first from the side for dry media. Time and again I find that I do love pencil, even if the ink stuff is so much flashier on first sight. There is a deepness to pencil, the variety of tonal values possible in one and the same stroke, the […]

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 […]

07 Mar 12
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First Post Travel Sketchbook


Page 03 detail

My travel sketchbooks were of various sizes and formats, not one exactly like any of the others. When I came back I started producing drawings for my exhibition on single sheets of paper so they could be framed, also it was cold and I wasn’t spending much time out and about, so for a while […]

17 May 11
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Last Days’ Watercolor Sketches


Ostkreuz, as seen from Modersohnbrücke, drawn early in the morning with the sun setting the trees ablaze.

I made a completely different drawing of almost exactly the same view, also early in the morning, last May: Before the Party is after the Party is … How far I’ve come – it is so easy to forget when all I’m paying attention to are the things that don’t turn out like I want […]