The Grand Opening!

Today we opened the art exhibit at the art academy in Karlsruhe. I served hotdogs and watermelon outside my exhibit room and had my portfolio and postcards there. My mom and dad and a friend helped with the food and the setup. The opening was at 7PM, but people didn't really show up until 7.30 … Continue reading The Grand Opening!

5 Professors and an Alien!

Today was my practical diploma exam. I presented 5 paintings and my sculpture "Greedo". There were 5 professors and the exam was about 15 minutes. I was asked about my process and about other (sometimes obscure) stuff: They asked e.g. why I did the American theme and I told them that I was from the … Continue reading 5 Professors and an Alien!

Updates on the Setup!

I've been spending the last few days with setting up the room for the art show. It's still not 100% done but it's getting there! I especially like my Twinkie-Tire-sculpture and the restaurant painting (9th Street (2) ) It's fun to see things come together after you put all the work into it. I hope … Continue reading Updates on the Setup!

Countdown to the Art Show!

I will be exhibiting part of my work for the diploma exam next Wednesday, and we are into step 3: emptying out the room (step 1: make the art, step 2: start advertisement). The room should be ready to arrange tomorrow. But I already narrowed down the selection of works I will be showing. It … Continue reading Countdown to the Art Show!

Back to Square One?!

I got back from the US a few days ago and am still getting over the jetlag. The sun is shining outside and I am very blessed by the people around me. But at the same time I am also kind of stressed: I was at a class meeting on tuesday, where I presented my … Continue reading Back to Square One?!

A Test-Exhibit

I will be graduating from art school in about 3 1/2 months. My final exam will be to host an art exhibit. I have an idea of what it will look like, but just for fun I decided to test-hang my 3 newest paintings. The same picture can look great or terrible just by how … Continue reading A Test-Exhibit

“Devil’s Canyon” and “Water Power Plant” done!

I am excited to say that "Devil's Canyon" and "Water Power Plant" are done! It didn't take much, but the last bits of painting take everything to the next level. I think both pictures are done, if anything I might add a little refinement to the lighting in "Water Power Plant".   And here's are … Continue reading “Devil’s Canyon” and “Water Power Plant” done!

New Supplies – New Progress!

I went shopping this morning at an art supply store in Karlsruhe. Among other things I got new oil paint and some stuff for the unicorn helmets. In the end my bag was full and my wallet was not... (art supplies are expensive!)   Other Progress News: -The helmets are looking great. They will be … Continue reading New Supplies – New Progress!

Work in Progress: Devil’s Canyon

The unicorn-helmets are in the works, but that doesn't mean that the painting side of things will suffer. I got to do 4hours worth of painting today and must say that we are progressing well! One of my classmates commented that the picture sucks you in like a flushing toilet swirl. Some might dislike such … Continue reading Work in Progress: Devil’s Canyon

Finally, some more Painting!

Life can get really busy and when that happens, it can be hard to get to what you want to do. I had a lot of extra stuff going on and couldn't make any progress on "Devil's Canyon" for several weeks. But now I got back to it and made some progress on the "Painting … Continue reading Finally, some more Painting!

Work in Progress!

My paintings are developing. For the most part I'm happy with them, but sometimes things can go wrong, too: the frame for "Water Power Plant" unfortunately twisted because of the primer. The canvas pulled on the frame and now it's messed up. I tried to bend it back but then it broke. I will have … Continue reading Work in Progress!

Updates on Art!

We had a Mexican exchange student in our class for this past semester. Part of the requirements for her was to host an exhibit of her work. She had her exhibit on tuesday evening and did well. She had previously been criticized by our professor for having little work and for the work being too … Continue reading Updates on Art!