Here comes another post pulled from my archives! In fact, it is the very first post I published on WordPress. It shows, that although my blog started in July 2015, the project that stands behind it – which is me making art – actually began half a year earlier. And to be even moreContinue reading “Pulled From the Archives: In the Mood for… William Turner”
“In the Mood for… Marc: Little Monkey” (acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 cm, 2016). Last weekend I finished my latest painting “In the Mood for… Marc: Little Monkey”! Due to my eye condition (corneal erosion), it took much longer than usual… but having managed it at all, makes me incredibly happy and content! 🙂Continue reading “In the Mood for… Marc: Little Monkey”
A Pair of Puffins (acrylic on canvas; 30×24 cm; August 2016) Thanks to cutting back a little from blogging, I managed to finish my latest painting – A Pair of Puffins – that I started a couple of months ago! (Usually it takes a month per painting.) Puffins are one of my very,Continue reading “A Pair of Puffins”
Sometimes when I read a story or a poem, images just pop up into my head and fill me with the wish to fix them on paper or a canvas. This is what happened when I read this truly magnificent and original short story “Birds of a Feather” by my dear friend Mary Cathleen Clark.Continue reading “Birds of a Feather (inspired painting)”
I started this painting months ago and let it lying around in order to do other things instead. Sometimes it is like that with a painting. It kind of needs time to incubate. Today however I finally finished it, my Ghostly Ruins! Hope you like it!
True Grit (acrylic on canvas) There´s a huge vine climbing beside my kitchen window where the bluebirds build their nests every spring. Unfortunately we´ve got a nasty little gang of young magpies as well here (don´t get me wrong, they are beautiful but you´ll soon see why I don´t like this particular group).Continue reading “True Grit”
At the beginning of this week my dear friend Syeda published an article about our friendship and art collaboration. Stunned and overwhelmed I furiously began thinking about how I could express my gratitude to her. The solution was obvious: I had to paint something especially for her! But what, I wondered. I searched myContinue reading “In Gratitude”
My latest ghostly image “Love” has been inspired by a wonderful short story called “A Promise of Paradise” which I came across this highly fascinating blog “Cakeordeathsite” – please visit it! I find the story absolutely captivating and very intriguingly written. It´s lure reminded me of the works by Kafka and Stephen King.Continue reading “Ghostly Image – Love”
This ghostly image of mine has been greatly inspired by the painting “The Silence” by the swiss painter Henry Fuseli (german: Johann Heinrich Füssli, 1741 – 1825). He is one of my favourite romantic painters who´d great influence on other painters such as William Blake.
In the Mood for… Rousseau – The Dream (acrylic on canvas) This weekend I finished my latest painting! It´s inspired by the painting “The Dream” by the french painter Henri Rousseau (1844-1910), a post-impressionist who taught himself to paint and was tragically ridiculed by critics for his naïve manner during his lifetime. “The Dream” (1910)Continue reading “In the Mood for… Rousseau – The Dream”