Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pick the Favorite

30 cm x 25 cm, Oil

Monday, April 28, 2014

Out Early

20 cm x 20 cm, Oil

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Peaceful Signals

30 cm x 22.5 cm, Oil
Painted on location, Niederwiesenweiher

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Monthly assignment 1: Sketches 17-21

Outside color studies

A2: 1-4 of 20

This is one of the many assignments taken from the virtual art academy program (which i can highly recommend). By the low number of color shapes allowed (my limit here is 10), one is forced to simplify the design and find a color combination representing the feel of the place.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Members Only

15 cm x 15 cm, Oil
(A3 - 2/10)

Monthly Assignment 1 - Sketches 11 - 16

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cracking Onion

15 cm x 15 cm, Oil
(A3: 1/10)

A1 - Sketches 6 -10 of 100


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Monthly Assignments - Due May 19th

I want to use my studies efficiently and be more specific on which areas i want to improve. Therefore i created these four assignments to be completed within one month and posted here. These will keep me focused on the areas i think i need to improve first. They do not fill a month, so i have plenty of time to do other stuff, e.g. landscape paintings if the weather allows it. 

Assignment 1 - Drawing  "If you can't draw, you can't paint"
Do 100 small pencil sketches of famous people. Time limit 15 mins. Only drawings count where the person is recognizable.

A2 - Color harmony and simplification
Do 20 small color studies outside. These should have no more than 10 shapes that are clearly distinct from each other. No work on edges. They should take no more than 30 mins each.

A3 - Color observation and brushwork 
Do 10 small still lifes or block studies. Focus on painting dark areas thin, and light areas with thick paint.

A4 - Composition, work process
Do 3 paintings 40 cm x 30 or larger. Derive those from direct life observation outside. Make small value and color studies on location and take photos of the scene. Start the painting on location and finalize home.

Here the first 5 sketches of A1. As you can see i definitely need to catch up with my drawing. So clumsy. I should also note that i had about the same number of approaches (not shown) that resulted in failure. I mean complete failure!

Ahem, sorry Cameron!
You are welcome, Angela ;-)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Birds Reloaded

30 cm x 22.5 cm, Oil

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ridiculous Discoveries

28 cm x 20 cm, Oil


15 cm x 23 cm, Oil

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Unloaded Default

15 cm x 20 cm, Oil

Monday, April 14, 2014

Blooming Impression

25 cm x 20 cm, Oil

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mußbach, Weinstrasse

30 cm x 18 cm, Oil
Painted on location

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Shared Water

23 cm x 17 cm, Oil
Painted on Location, Otterstädter Altrhein

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Old Couple for Sale

Painted on location, Burgstrasse Schifferstadt

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Whatever Prediction

33 cm x 25 cm, Oil
Painted on location, outside Schifferstadt

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Car Ride on the Balcony

Preparing the Interview

Life portrait of my friend Alex, preparing for a phone interview on my balcony. His interview right after went well.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Between Applications

On location, Niederwiesenweiher