Good Luck Charms

  There are many things considered Good Luck Charms, some of the most popular being the four-leaf clover, horseshoes, dice, ladybugs, a rabbit´s foot… the list goes on and on. When I was at school I had several lucky charms though I only remember one of them now, a little turtle that was made fromContinue reading “Good Luck Charms”

13th of May – Train Day

    Happy Train Day! After a couple of days of rest for my arms, I hope I can get back to where I started this month and continue with my May challenge of World Days. (Those tendons are still quite testy, so please don´t tell them what I´m up to. 😉 ) For meContinue reading “13th of May – Train Day”

The World Upon Their Shoulders

    On one of my occasional strolls through the streets of Berlin, I came across this magnificent entrance to a building complex that´s situated right beside the Catholic Church of St Bonifatius in Kreuzberg. In the middle of the oak leaf (?) wreath the date of the buildings completion has been added, 1891/1892. CuriousContinue reading “The World Upon Their Shoulders”

In the Mood for… Paintings inspired by the Masters

In the Mood for… Marc: Little Monkey (acrylic on canvas; 30×24 cm; 2016) In the Mood for… Rousseau – The Dream (acrylic on canvas; 40×30 cm) In the Mood for… Velázquez – The Rokeby Venus (acrylic on canvas; 40×30 cm) In the Mood for … Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring (acrylic on canvas;Continue reading “In the Mood for… Paintings inspired by the Masters”

The Process of Painting

  Let me show you how my paintings come into being step by step: In the Mood for… Velázquez – The Rokeby Venus   In the Mood for… Degas – Dancers at Rehearsal       In the Mood for… Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring    

In the Mood for… Diego Velázquez – The Rokeby Venus – Part I

I started working on a new painting today, inspired by the famous “Rokeby Venus” (around 1650) by Diego (Rodríguez de Silva y) Velázquez who was one of the most important spanish painters during the Golden Age. As the leading artist of the Spanish Court he painted a lot of portraits of the Spanish Royal familyContinue reading “In the Mood for… Diego Velázquez – The Rokeby Venus – Part I”

In the Mood for… M.C. Escher

This weekend I tried to draw something different, something more in the line of geometrical or architectural drawing. And who could be a better source for inspiration than the exceptionnel graphic artist M.C. Escher?

More Mythology: Leda and the Swan (…or is it Leia?;)

This classic theme – “Leda and the Swan” – is originating in greek mythology (sometimes I ask myself, what isn´t;), and has also been a very popular motif in the Renaissance. In short: Zeus is succesfully seducing Leda (who, among others, is the mother of Helen – you know, that absolutely beautiful girl who apparentlyContinue reading “More Mythology: Leda and the Swan (…or is it Leia?;)”

In the Mood for… Degas – Dancers at Rehearsal – Part III

Last weekend I concentrated mainly on getting more details into the painting – like adding shadows to the arms and legs of the dancers on the left and also giving them faces, improving their dresses a bit and working on the background and floor. Hope you like it!