Sunday, August 17, 2014

' Volcano'

'Volacano' Water colour on paper 21x29cm

I know it is totally different from what I am painting normally, though I always have water colour close to me, as I often start my paintings with watercolour. This work is abstract because I painted it mainly for a fabric competition…. and I would so love to have those colours on a beautiful silk ….. and YES it IS even a pattern repeat ... But at the end, I submitted another one :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Back to drawing

Bedrohung - Threat Mixed media ( pen, pencil and photoshop ) on paper. 
So nice to draw again and to get into that space where time is not important…..

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pattern Repeat...

It has been such a long time for me to write here and even a longer time since I have painted!
I missed it terribly and as always: the restarting is never THAT easy …. I have been working a little bit in   my sketchbook, started to have few papers ready for when 'the time is ready' :)

To get back into creative work, I find it always easiest when I start something totally new. Some times just a new pencil or a different medium can do the trick, but after such a long break, I wanted to do something VERY different, so I started to do some research regarding textile design and the important pattern repeat… Very addictive subject I must say and full of surprises ! Loving it …. Here my first design:

Those cushions are from Redbubble (Doonas and bags are available as well !!) 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Black Thoughts

Black Thoughts   Mixed media and collage on paper   29x41cm

My first painting after such a long time... and probably also the last one before the semesters starts again :) 
It is a bit different than my work usually I think, maybe because of my 'shade and shadow studies for interiors' Also I think I enjoyed to paint/draw it slowly without rush and the shading was more or less a meditative exercise !

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nothing to hold on ...

Nothing to hold on.... Ink, coffee, acrylic and string in sketchbook

It has been such a long time that I posted and an even longer time that I have painted. With all the time that I need to do my studies, there is just nooo time left at all for painting. But now the holidays are on, but I am not sure if I will get to 'real' painting.... I might just do few sketches in my sketchbook. It just takes time to get back into it ! And by that time I might be back at my studies again ;-) 
I hope everybody is well (and working more regular than I do !!!!)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Starman (Juri Gagarin)

Starman  Mixed media and collage on old paper 25x25cm.

Something a little bit different today..... A painting inspired by an article I read about Juri Gagarin, the first man who really saw the stars !

There are so many courageous people out there to be admired, and I don't mean just the big courageous things like Juri did....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bla bla bla

Bla bla bla   Mixed media and collage in sketchbook
What I really like about sketchbooks is, that there is no fear.... the act of drawing or painting is more a playing than a planing..... The result is then often so different than expected with new ideas coming up while playing !

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dreaming Time

Dreaming Time   Mixed media and collage in sketchbook
I have worked the last couple of days in my sketchbook, but I am not really in the rhythm to paint, to write, to post ...... The internet makes a lot of things easier.... but on the same time makes also a lot of work ! I don't know how a lot of you do it ....
Sometimes I have the impression that the action around the painting ( taking a photo, resizing etc etc etc...) is more work than the actual painting :))

 Anyway, this painting is about  what I do at night :) I go and visit my old life !

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Element Fire

Element Fire   Mixed media and collage on old paper   29x43cm.

One more painting from last week, and I am aware now, that I will also have to paint element earth and element air now :) It seems after a long time not painting I find it easiest just to paint faces ... before a theme really evolves. But the coming week I will concentrate on my sketchbooks again to loosen up a bit ! I don't like when my paintings become stiff and somehow dead. The best medicine for that is to work with collages in my case or trying to "fill up a sketchbook the day" ;-)
Also I gave a little interview at Red Bubble the other day if you are interested. Amazing how few things get clear when you write about them ...