The Greatest – 30 Days 30 Songs

Day 17 of my new blog challenge – Share Your Music! 30 Days 30 Songs! If you’d like to join me, you can do this on any day you want, or also every day. A pingback to my posts would be lovely, so that I can keep track of your favorite songs as well. AContinue reading “The Greatest – 30 Days 30 Songs”

Those Eyes!

Once again I was touched by one of my dear friend Syeda´s beautiful poems! It made me want to draw those eyes she was so passionately writing about … and I hope I did her justice.         Those deep beautiful eyes, They say so many lies, So many truths they hide, OceansContinue reading “Those Eyes!”

I’m abandoned (or) Am I abandoning all?

  I´ve met a wonderful new friend here just a couple of days ago – SyedaFR –  and she writes the most beautiful poetry I´ve ever read!   After liking each other´s posts like crazy;) we´ve come up with the idea to create something new: I said that I would love to paint or drawContinue reading “I’m abandoned (or) Am I abandoning all?”

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 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”

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”