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”

Outer Space – Asteroid Impacts and Stardust

I´ve always been fascinated by the infinity of outer space and the spectacular images that are made from Planets and Nebulas. The black-and-white pictures made in the early stages of photography inspired me for my 6th painting – a lunar surface covered with asteroid impacts. And my 7th painting finally got a little colour toContinue reading “Outer Space – Asteroid Impacts and Stardust”

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”

In the Mood for … William Turner

I actually – and secretely – started this project last winter, when I buried myself in a book about Impressionism and became aware of my deeply hidden wish to be able to paint just like the great painters, whom I´ve already admired for years. This desire has become quite overwhelming and so I finally gaveContinue reading “In the Mood for … William Turner”