Pulled From The Archives: In Love With Polar Bears

  Here comes another post pulled from my archives! It contains of a surprise birthday gift I made for my mum two years ago: a painting of her favorite animals – polar bears. Back then I used to post my progressing paintings bit by bit, but I didn´t do it with this one because IContinue reading “Pulled From The Archives: In Love With Polar Bears”

In the Mood for … Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring – Part IV

I did it! Finally I´ve managed to shorten the nose from “my” girl 🙂 Better now, don´t you think?   But of course, it´s still far from being finished…

In the Mood for… Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring – Part III

Another week has passed and I worked more on my latest painting. As you can see, I concentrated my focus mainly on the nose: now she actually has some nostrils, but all in all, the nose is still too long for my taste:( But I didn´t paint it over at once, ´cause I think itContinue reading “In the Mood for… Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring – Part III”

In the Mood for … Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring – Part II

I found some time over the last weekend to work further on my Vermeer-like painting! I “closed” the area around the eyes a bit (now it doesn´t look like she´s wearing too much eye liner anymore:) ) and started giving the skin a little bit more texture. I´m still not happy with the nose andContinue reading “In the Mood for … Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring – Part II”

In the Mood for . . . Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring – Part I

I started a new painting last weekend and thought that it might be interesting for you to see the whole process bit by bit instead of just being presented with the result… 🙂 As you can see from the title – and probably already from the painting as well – it´s heavily influenced by oneContinue reading “In the Mood for . . . Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring – Part I”

Outer Space – Asteroid Impacts and Stardust

I´ve always been fascinated by the infinity of outer space and the spectacular images that are made from Planets and Nebulas. The black-and-white pictures made in the early stages of photography inspired me for my 6th painting – a lunar surface covered with asteroid impacts. And my 7th painting finally got a little colour toContinue reading “Outer Space – Asteroid Impacts and Stardust”

The Heart of the Great Alone – Polar Expedition

I´ve always been very interested in the history of Polar exploration, as well as in early photography and the conditions under which it was accomplished. My fourth and fifth painting were therefore heavily influenced by another book I was reading at that time – “The Heart of the Great Alone – Scott, Shackelton and AntarcticContinue reading “The Heart of the Great Alone – Polar Expedition”

Lost in the Wild

This is my second painting, which was rather inspired by a poem than a by a painter. The stanza which particularly touched my heart is part of the poem “In Memoriam A.H.H.”(1849), written by  the famous victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1862). The Poet Laureate wrote this requiem in memory for his beloved friend ArthurContinue reading “Lost in the Wild”