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)”
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Scarred soul of mine
This drawing is for my dear friend Syeda, who´s precious and powerful poem “Scarred soul of mine” has been a source of inspiration for me! Please visit her wonderful blog This is my life! and enjoy her lovely poetry! This is my soul peeping out With the scars showing hidden hurt And pain, whichContinue reading “Scarred soul of mine”
Ghostly Image: Girl Reading
Most days that´s exactly what I look like;)
As you´ve seen, I like to keep a record of the developing process of my paintings, maybe because I sometimes can´t really believe that it was me who painted them. When I showed a friend of mine my paintings – quite reluctantly ´cause as you know: it´s a “secret art expedition”;) – she alsoContinue reading “Ghostly Images”
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… 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!
In the Mood for … Degas – Dancers at Rehearsal – Part II
There are many reasons why you can work on a picture for several hours on a single day : the paint needs some drying before you can apply the next layer YOU need a little rest and are desperate for some coffee;) after finishing for the day, you take another look at your picture (afterContinue reading “In the Mood for … Degas – Dancers at Rehearsal – Part II”
In the Mood for … Degas – Dancers at Rehearsal – Part I
Yesterday I started to work on a new painting! This time it´s inspired by the french artist Edgar Degas, famous for his paintings, drawings, prints and even sculptures. Most people tend to think of him as the artist who depicted mostly ballet dancers, and it´s true: more than half of his work does in factContinue reading “In the Mood for … Degas – Dancers at Rehearsal – Part I”
That´s just how I feel today…
In the Mood for … Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring – Final Act!
In the Mood for … Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring And here it is – the final act of my latest painting! As you can see, I added some final brushstrokes for the lips, the ear and the headscarf, and also added the earring at last! P.S. If you would like toContinue reading “In the Mood for … Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring – Final Act!”
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