Work in Progress…

My professor gave me the assignment to paint 2 new versions of the restaurant picture, one with a small and one with a big paintbrush. I seem to be having trouble with handling the big brush, at least it doesn't feel right. I am not really liking the progress on…

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A lesson from John Singer Sargent

I kind of messed up the restaurant picture and have to repaint it 2 times in the next 2 weeks. This is frustrating given the time pressure, since my exam is on July 6th. But after a few moments of "shock" I remembered the painter John Singer Sargent, one of…

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Work in Progress: “the Restaurant”

I started to paint a restaurant scene this week, and it is about 60-70% done. I am trying to take my professor's advice to avoid the over-use of white and to "not over-paint" things. So now the picture is very drastic in its colors and comparatively rough. I will lighten…

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One Unicorn Done!

After almost 30 hours of work, one of the unicorns is finished! It features a green-pink color sceme with a thick mane. The Helmet is very sturdy and you can adjust the strap size. Number two is almost done, it just needs it's mane. The hair is drying on a…

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Painting the Roses Red…

...or dyeing fabric for the unicorn-manes. One mane is to be yellow, the other pale pink. I used natural dyes for the process, for no particular reason other than that I had the pigments at hand. The yellow dye is tumeric (also known as curcumin) and the pink dye is…

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Unicorns :)

Now for something cute: I have been working on a comission of 2 unicorn helmets for a few weeks. They are now painted in their final colors. The last steps will be to varnish them and add a flowing mane. This project is one of my first comissions and definetly…

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A Secret Garden

I went to visit the opening of a classmate's art exhibit. She was displaying her paintings in a place which I found tragically beautiful: It was an old building complex behind the Karlsruhe train station. This property had been bought by the city over 25 years ago, with intentions of…

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