Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy new year



Wishing everybody a 'happy new year' ! Hoping that 2012 will bring us more peace and more awareness .
HAVE  A WONDERFUL CREATIVE 2012 !!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Europe

Europe   Mixed media (Verdigris, biro, coffee and collage) on paper   29x41cm.
A little bit of Greek Mythology painted on an old wine menu ! The meaning of the Greek writing  is 'poor Europe'.
I know I just had a break, but around Christmas time ( the same everywhere ) there is just not enough time for the 'to do list' .... So I am not having a break, but will be posting probably not as regularly here as I wished for :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

a little break....

Buddha.... Mixed media on paper 
Just to let everybody know, that I didn't stop working or stopped blogging.... I am having a little break, also from the computer world, and will be back very soon !! I hope you are all well ..... :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

the sisters

The sisters   Mixed media on recycled paper   29x43cm.

This painting has been inspired by the Greek movie Attenberg that I saw the other day. A very intense movie. The two women where actually not sisters but friends .... but very close.
The mixed media in this one are coffee ( as usual...) mascara, shoe polish, ink and a little bit of acrylic !

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Melancholia

Melancholia   Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43cm. 





Remembering the light 3   Original art work ( "fall") edited in Photoshop

'Remembering the light 3' is a work done on Photoshop. This is how sometimes new ideas start, with a photo of an original art work and times on my hands with Photoshop .... Something like that might become my next work . I like the idea of 'sisters' .....



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall

Fall  Mixed media and collage on recycled paper  29x41cm.

The third painting after my 3 weeks break, and it is the first one, that I am happy with ! 
Like with everything, painting needs exercise and work and work and work :) I heart from one artist (Horst Janssen) that he would draw first thing in the morning 50 (!!!!) hands, before he would even start to do his own work for the day .... Just to loosen up. I think I need to get back to my small sketchbook to loosen up again and be more experimental ! How do you loosen up ? 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Heart

Heart  Encaustic and mixed media on paper   29x41cm.

Back at work since yesterday ..... After just 3 weeks of a break, I have the feeling I need to relearn to paint ... and the big questions comes : "WHAT" to paint .... and also a little bit "WHY" to paint ! 
I just need few days to get back into the rhythm I suppose.
 I did enjoy the smell of the hot wax and the oil though :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

a short brake !

Famous Chairs   Mixed media on A6 cards 

I am having a little bit of a brake to relax and sit down :) 
It is that time of the year again, one more school holidays ! As always I want to keep working , but it somehow never works that way .... So I am just accepting it and I will be back  painting in 10 days !

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My first book !!

I have been working on it for a while, and  here it is :)

My first book !

I thought that this series of Red Ridind Hood  is complete and I also wanted to have them all together... also the ones form  my sketchbook !

...about Red Riding...
By Michèle Meister

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Grown up

Grown up   Mixed media ( Acrylic and collage ) on linen   51x51cm.

Today I was working on canvas again ! Which I normally  like... But after all these months working on paper, I was  missing the 'liberty of the paper', because  it gives you the feeling , that it is not 'that important'! The difference is also that the canvas doesn't give you as much  resistance like  the wood behind the paper does ! 
.... But I like the linen colour and also that you can see the work without having a glass in between !

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Remembering the light   Mixed media and collage on paper.  29x41cm.

At the moment I am quiet happy to just try out new techniques and new themes  ! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blockage

Blockage  Mixed media and collage on recycled paper 29x41cm.
I don't think I have to write a lot about this one today ! The last couple of weeks have just been exactly like that. One of those times, when you think you might never have an idea again .... and WHY painting anyway...;-)
I hope... today was the first step to be able to work again !

Monday, August 15, 2011

Black Riding Hood

Black Riding Hood Mixed media and collage on paper 29x41cm. 

I think 'slowly slowly' I am getting away from Red Riding Hood :)
 ...Even I might have said that already a month ago !

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

wind

Wind 2   Mixed media ( acrylic and biro ) on recycled paper 29x41cm.
Today's work is a portrait, which really isn't about the face, but the colours and the texture !
My favourite spot for example in this work,  is the little red and orange dot in the green background on the left, and the textured red jumper... The portrait is maybe just the 'starting point' for the painting, but really, it is about these little dots :))...

Friday, August 5, 2011

Touch

Touch   Mixed media on recycled paper 29x41cm. 
I don't know if I will  ever get away from the Red Riding Hood Story :) The wolf is just always coming back, even this time he wasn't really planned ....

Thursday, July 28, 2011

portrait

Portrait  Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43cm. 

This is a typical 'Michele Portrait' .... When I don't have a model or a photo, my portraits look all similar ! First at al,l they all look so sad and always a little bit like they are coming from another world !!!
 
Even when I have a look at really old portraits that I have done when I studied, they have the same expression ! I wonder why that is....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

'Genuss' and more Red Riding Hood !

Genuss Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43cm.

She had not seen the wolf in him Mixed media on paper 29x43cm.

Apart Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43cm.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Unschuld
Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43 cm.

Red Riding Hood   Acrylic on paper 29x43cm.

I didn't paint for 2 weeks after my little '30 day art challenge, not because I needed a brake, but because there was the school holidays and even I wanted to paint , there is never enough time !

Even after  only this short brake, I feel somehow it is starting from the beginning again ... The question , WHAT to paint and even HOW to paint :) 

The first day I painted the 'Red Riding Hood' which really was just an enlargement of one of the sketches. The sketch is much stronger as always .... I don't even know why I bother to rework sketches in a larger size , but as a starting point after resting for 2 weeks , it was probably sensitive to do ! The painting yesterday 'Unschuld' was  a new idea, but still involves the wolf and Red Riding Hood . 

With the title I realised, that some words you just can not translate. ' Unschuld' ( German )  meaning : innocence, but also virginity and it has the word 'Schuld' which means 'fault, mistake' and 'schuldig' is 'guilty' which  with other words means , once you loose your innocence you are guilty ! So I left the German title ... There are so many words that you can't translate without loosing some of it's meaning ! 

At the end one question, that you maybe can help me with ...Why do you call 'Red Riding Hood' like that in english ? In all other languages I am aware of, she is called after her red hood ... Why is she riding ? Does anybody know ?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The last 3 days of the 30 day art challenge

day 30 b ( the end !!!) 



Day 30 a 



Day 29 b



Day 29 a 



Day 28 c



Day 28 b 



Day 28 a 

The last day of my challenge to fill a sketchbook in 30 days ! Hurrrraaayyyyyyy ! I did it ... The sketchbook is full and I should have enough ideas for bigger paintings for the next few months :) 
I have enjoyed that project very much ... Not only to have FINALLY a full sketchbook, but also the challenge to come up with new ideas, even when you think  "Today I can't think of anything" ! I also had such an amazing response from my 'Red Bubble' friends, that I have to recommend to other artists who are not on Red Bubble to try it out ! I am somehow already missing my sketchbook ...I think tomorrow I will have to get a new one.... ;-)






Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 27 a



Day 27 b 


Day 27 c 


Day 26



Day 25 c



Day 25 b 


Day 25 a
It is not that long to go anymore until I finish this sketchbook. I am looking forward to the last page and at the same time I know I will miss it :) 
But I decided to always have a sketchbook and to work daily on it . Probably even few different ones ! One for drawings, 
One for just colour combinations and scraps ,
One  for ideas and little paintings like this one !
So I need three new sketchbooks ....