Pulled From the Archives: In the Mood for… Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring

  There are many painters I admire, but only a few that speak right to my heart. One of them is Johannes Vermeer(1632-1675). A couple of his paintings can be seen in the Gemäldegalerie (Picture Gallery) in Berlin, and I can not count the times I stood in front of them, completely mesmerized. In comparisonContinue reading “Pulled From the Archives: In the Mood for… Vermeer – Girl with a Pearl Earring”

Pulled From the Archives: In the Mood for… William Turner

  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

“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”

In the Mood for… Rousseau – The Dream

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”

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”