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!

Final Touches on the Mannequin (and other Things)

I've been working on this mannequin project over the course of the last month. I will use it to design costumes and display them once they are finished. A couple of days ago, The mannequin got its burlap "skin" coat, and today I painted that coat light grey. When that dries, I can consider this … Continue reading Final Touches on the Mannequin (and other Things)

Work in Progress: A Costume and a Mannequin

I've been working on my mannequin and adding new layers to stabilize it. I will add a final layer of white-painted burlap to finish it off. The reason I made this mannequin is to use it in making my costumes. And for starters, I will be making a cowboy-costume for a christmas party (costume party … Continue reading Work in Progress: A Costume and a Mannequin

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

A Dorm, a Rhino, an Elephant!

I am a few days late with this, but here are some pictures of the dorm living room. It's still missing some pillows and some new pictures on the wall, but apart from that, this project is basically done. :) Also, the rhino mask is now varnished and done. I think I like it as … Continue reading A Dorm, a Rhino, an Elephant!

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

The Thing about Success…

Just now I got a text message from a friend asking how my paintings were coming along. I haven't been at the studio for weeks, so I had to tell her that they were not coming along at all right now. This got me thinking: When people picture an artist, they imagine a talented superhero … Continue reading The Thing about Success…

Gourds and Kings

I am on vacation and am relaxing a little. But to prepare for a new season of art and studying, I am also taking some online drawing classes. You can always learn something new. I also found a gourd that we had in our guest room. My parents grew it last summer and dried it, … Continue reading Gourds and Kings

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…

Project Progress: Furniture and Masks

We are officially into our summer break. From now until Mid September, I have more time to catch up on creative projects that were on hold for a while. Here's what I've tackled so far: Project 1: The dorm living room. This will be an ongoing project for the summer. I will be working with … Continue reading Project Progress: Furniture and Masks

Kitchen Shelf Progress!

I was at the Hardware Store and got the shelf boards for the kitchen shelf. Every board had to be cut to size, since the palette wood is crooked. But with all the dents, crooked parts and left over nail holes, I am really happy about how it turned out. The shelf has character, and … Continue reading Kitchen Shelf Progress!

Work in Progress: Paper, Plants, and a Palette Shelf!

My exams are going well, with a couple more to go. But in the mean time, I am also getting some work done in the art department. (Not without studying for school, but you know what I mean) The basic shape of my papermaché rhino mask is done. Now it needs some wrinkles and other … Continue reading Work in Progress: Paper, Plants, and a Palette Shelf!