Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

BASF Study 1

30 cm x 30 cm, Oil

Monday, April 25, 2016

Home improvement store

Quick study using various materials (rollers, sponges, rubbers...) from the home improvement store, no brushes.

A&B Series: 6. Red Dreamer

25 cm x 30 cm, Oil

A&B Series: 5. Green Apple with Glass

30 cm x 25 cm, Oil

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Never Seen New York

60 cm x 60 cm, Oil

Well, actually I have seen New York but only from a plane when I had a 2 hour stop at Newark Airport. I was on the way to a conference in San Jose, California .. In Newark I discovered that my plane wants to go to San Jose, Costa Rica. I decided not to go on a holiday, but flew right back to Zurich.
No, this is not even the story for which I was thrown out of science and became a painter....

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

A&B Series: 3. Apple bites Bread

25 cm x 30 cm, Oil

Quick three value and color studies...

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A&B Series: 2. Loving a Criminal

25 cm x 30 cm, Oil

I spent much of my weekend staring at bread. You?

Friday, April 15, 2016

A&B Series: 1. Divisor and Moduli

25 cm x 30 cm, Oil

I received advice from the grand master. He said I should work on limited series to improve specific aspects of my painting and learn to expore a subject in more depth. So this is the start of my first series, limited to 20 studies/paintings or less. 

Who is the grand master?
Secret. To get a clue:

What does A&B stand for?
Top secret ;-)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Boredome in Speyer ... in progress still

Thought by now I would be finished with it. Architecture can be very nasty when drawing is inaccurate.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Head Shape Study

Posted this on facebook yesterday....always a great place to meet friends and have a good conversation:

"I am going to have to unfriend you Thomas if you continue to send me your low quality portraits of dead stars i do not want to look out. They disgust me"

Thanks for your honesty! For this portrait course i am supposed to paint over 30 heads in this simplified way. Probably only few true friends will be left afterwards. Fine, let's do it!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Guided Tour

30 cm x 25 cm, Oil

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Virtual Art Academy - Portraiture Course 1

I have enrolled the Virtual Art Academy and work myself through the Portraiture Sections. A key aspect is to get an understanding of the planes of the head and in there is plenty of material and assignments to learn that.
Some of my first approaches...