Lessons from “Frozen”

Fun Fact: Disney's "Frozen" technically took over 75 years to complete, from the first ideas to the final film. Walt Disney recognized the great potential of the Hans Christian Andersen's story "The Snowqueen" as far back as 1937 (before "Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs" was released). However, the original…

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We officially said good-bye to our former youth pastors this morning. It was very encouraging to see that when you invest in something, you get something out of it. They invested a lot in the kids-and youth groups and you could see some of the results today. I am grateful…

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Today I went with a friend of mine to the art academy to make a video clip of my work. It took about 5 hours of work, now it will be edited. It should be up next week! Thanks a lot to Martin Dietrich for filming and editing the clip!…

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My brother as Superman

So after about 2 weeks I got around to uploading a final picture of the oil painting. This is my brother when he was 7 years old, proud to be superman. My mom comissioned the work and she likes it very much. My brother, on the other hand, is embarrassed…

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Starting a Portrait of my Brother

My Mom and Dad gave me an extensive course on oil painting for my birthday. So now I am learning how to approach oils as compared to acrylics. They comissioned me to paint a portrait of my brother Thomas and since I am learning how to use oil paint, I…

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New Painting, coming up

I started a new painting this week. The scetch is almost finished and then the actual "painting" part can begin. It is a picture of a water power plant in the mountains of Washington State. The location is not really relevant, but that's where the picture happened to be taken.…

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Summer Time, Project Time

The summer exhibit of the Art Academy in Karlsruhe went over very well. It was from the 10th-13th of July and marked the last event of the semester. So now I have a very long summer break, but that doesn't mean I won't be working. It just means I can…

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Strange Beauty

Today i was working in the garden with my mom. She saw a lizzard whose stomach was open, some of the organs had been eaten. I picked it up by the tail and it turns out the poor creature was still alive. It was moving and fighting, but there was…

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Summer Exhibit 2014

The Art Academy in Karlsruhe has it's annual summer exhibit this week, from today until sunday. I got to put three paintings into the show, more than the years before. I am showing "Pike's Place Market", "The Fish Hatchery" and "Devil's Canyon".

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