Dienstag, 4. Juni 2013
I always wanted to do a still life, even during my art studies. Though at the time it was the last thing to do because then 'Die Jungen Wilden' where the hottest thing. So we were not to learn any techniques but rather be inspired on our own (like the true artist...) and then learn the method required for the relevant project. So I missed a solid education in different art techniques. It also meant that my visits of the still life branch of the museum had to be done secretly in hope of not being detected. But I so admired how the ancient masters did fruit, especially grapes, plums and peaches. How could they convey the exact feelings of the different surfaces and the light?
I am still amazed at their skills. They may not have been innovative but it shows their love for the painted subject. I always feel the same when I am drawing (or should I rather say painting?): there can't be any ugly or inferior item. As soon as I get intimate with all the details, I begin to see it's beauty. It's almost like falling in love. Of course it requires a lot of time and effort and is not considered very much like art, rather like some craft or as a lector recently asked 'Don't you have anymore artlike stuff in your portfolio?' Uggh!
Sonntag, 5. Mai 2013
As a tribute to Penelope I experimented with this illustration. The rose itself was done for a Valentines's card some time ago. I have now added a texture as the 'pure' rose seemed somewhat 'naked' to me. As I have never worked with textures before, I am still in the process of learning how much is appropriate.
Freitag, 3. Mai 2013
Freitag, 19. April 2013
Montag, 1. April 2013
I have always been intrigued by Russian matryoshka dolls, so I simply had to make my Easter egg working after the same principle.
I also made some yummy Easter cookies including egg-shaped ones, which you can see here:
Everything just had to be some shade of green to at least feel a touch of spring inside the house because guess what I saw when I raised my shutters on Saturday?
Sonntag, 24. März 2013
On second thought I added some more colour to the water.
I love garden gnomes (Though NOT in the garden!) and have already added one to an illustration for 'Heimat' (the English 'home' is not exactly the same) as it is one of many kitsch items representing Heimat for me.You can see it here:
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.