28 Jan 13

Back when this Winter was colourful

Shadows on the hills.
05 Oct 12

Back when autumn was almost still summer

Löhrbach Sommerwiese

Feels like it was ages ago. So far I’m unable to convey these intense greens anywhere close to correctly in a scan, no matter how much I tweak it. Too bright and not bright enough at the same time. If I actually lived in the countryside there would be a real risk of getting lost […]

10 May 12

Aus dem Skizzenbuch

Blick vom Lohberg in Frankfurt.

Diese Skizzen haben nicht direkt mit dem Weinheim Projekt zu tun – ich mache sie nebenbei wenn ich gerade nicht in der Stadt bin und trotzdem zeichnen will. These sketches aren’t directly related to the Weinheim project – I do them on my ‘time off’ so to say. Diese Hügel sahen zwei Wochen vorher noch […]

19 Mar 12

Travel Sketchbook: Aberystwyth

I drew the rain that would shortly force me to stop drawing as it came closer...
15 Mar 12

More March Sketches and a Double Sketchbook

Page 06b detail.

These are from the same sketchbook as the last posting, but it is a twofold sketchbook: It is half made from very bright, almost blueish Dorée 200 drawing paper, whose color I love, which is a good paper for dry media, and I have a 50 m roll lying around under my desk which will […]

04 Nov 11

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 […]

06 Jun 11

The Use of very few different Paints in Watercolors

Skalitzer Straße.

Some thoughts on the use of limited palettes in my favorite sketches by myself and in the watercolors of such artists as William Turner, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper and John Singer Sargent.