Work in Progress: Base Colors

I did some more work on my painting, putting down the base colors. As you can see, there are some strong contrasts in this picture. For the most part, those will remain strong in the finished piece. I like the thin strip of light in the back of the shack. Like a slimmer of hope … Continue reading Work in Progress: Base Colors

Work in Progress: A new Painting!

After putting together a new canvas and priming it with a good layer of white and light brown, I could start sketching in the basic shapes of the composition. It's moments like these that you realize that scale can really make a difference: It was easier for me to draw the paper sketch than to … Continue reading Work in Progress: A new Painting!

Make the First Move!

I finally have started working on a new oil painting. I primed the canvas, and I made the first "real" sketch (picture above). It's been something that I wanted to do for a while, yet I never actually started until now. Why is that important? Because having an idea is not the same as actually … Continue reading Make the First Move!

2017- Recap

I would like to take the opportunity to recap the year, and thank those of you who followed the year with me. Thank you to everyone who supports me, in what ever way. Everyone who comments, likes and shares my work, online or in real life, that really means something to me. So in honor … Continue reading 2017- Recap

Tomatoes, Shelves, and another Artist

Everyone is back from vacation and school has started again. The new class of freshmen is finding their place and the rest of us are getting back into studying routines. With all of this, I am excited for what lies ahead. But I am also excited about what is going on right now. Like, the … Continue reading Tomatoes, Shelves, and another Artist

Renovating the Dorm!

It's 2 weeks before the next semester begins and we are taking the time to renovate the dorm living room. It probably has been in it's before-state since it was built over 30 years ago. The room was just asking for a make-over! I have been working with another student on this project. so far … Continue reading Renovating the Dorm!

Work in Progress: Drawing and Painting

I was able to go and do some work in the art studio, for the first time in a few weeks. I am painting my rhino mask and an oil painting of tomato plants. Both of these will need more work, but not until they are dry. I'm also doing a drawing class online. One … Continue reading Work in Progress: Drawing and Painting

I’m Moving…

I was in Italy for another 3 days before returning home. We went to a Canyon to do some rock climbing on the last day. Apart from that we just enjoyed the sun :) Now that I'm back in Germany, I went to Ewersbach for a few days. I'm moving from one room to another … Continue reading I’m Moving…

Work in Progress and New Work…

I am still working on the oil painting and am probably half done. I'm starting to get a hang of the rough canvas material I am painting on. (I had a smooth material before, but I've used Burlap for the last couple paintings, just to try the texture.) And I started a new mask! :) … Continue reading Work in Progress and New Work…

A Painting, a Flower: Work in Progress

I got some progress done on my oil painting. Now, most of the pink coat is covered and has a base coat of color on it. It still looks really wild, but I can see where it's going :) And when I went to check on my garden, I saw the first tomato flowers on … Continue reading A Painting, a Flower: Work in Progress

Work in Progress: A Paint Job and a Garden!

I started the actual "painting" part of painting my new canvas by putting on a base coat of magenta pink. You won't see the pink when the picture is done, but it makes the colors that come after it stand out. I also started building a raised bed in the student gardens. I didn't plant … Continue reading Work in Progress: A Paint Job and a Garden!

Work in Progress: Mask and Canvas!

I was down with a cold for a week, so I was confined to my room and the campus area. But today I was better, so I got in the car and went to buy some necessary tools and supplies, among those a new hammer. With the hammer, I could finish the canvas. I also … Continue reading Work in Progress: Mask and Canvas!

Growing Season!

I started my new semester with some really inspiring classes and interesting topics. Opens up the mind. Growing Season. I'd sown out some tomato seeds on my window sill in mid-march. Now, there are about 30 little plants in my room, waiting to be transplanted. Growing Season. I get to display 8 of my paintings … Continue reading Growing Season!

Spring Break – Time to work!

Today I wrote my last exam for this semester, and apart from some smaller stuff, I am now on vacation until April. Spring Break!! I felt great today, not only because the exam went well, but also because I could kick off the vacation with some art. I finally could get back to my oil … Continue reading Spring Break – Time to work!

Back from the Dead!

(I know I'm late on this, but happy New Year 2017!) I had a lot going on, but due to severe technical issues, I was not able to actively post anything. It was frustrating, but if you have a dark sense of humor (which I do) it was also funny: First, I broke my laptop … Continue reading Back from the Dead!