Undecided

In the 18th century, quinine, obtained from South America was the expensive medicine used to treat Malaria. Because of the high costs, chemists were experimenting to develop a synthetic equivalent, so did W.H.Perkin. He did not succeed in creating quinine out of coal tar but accidentally discovered the colour mauve. I combined violet pigments with ...

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Mein Sonnenhut

Vor ein paar Wochen, während einer Diskussion über Nachhaltigkeit, Sparen und Konsum, hat mich jemand gefragt, wie alt mein ältestes Kleidungsstück ist. Damals habe ich geantwortet, dass ich mir 1994 ein Kleid gekauft habe, welches ich noch immer besitze und anziehe (ein klassisches Etuikleid und so gar nicht altmodisch). Letztes Wochenende jedoch, hab ich ein ...

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Winter

I like to experiment with different materials over and over again and try out how they react to each other. For this painting I mixed blue and white pigments with cold beeswax and acrylic, applied all in countless layers on canvas and the result fits perfectly to the time of the year. Actually, I did ...

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Powerful Red

I finished another painting, a bit similar to the Autumn Leafs painting, but with a much clearer structure and so I think, more powerful. Also, I used different materials: lime, marble powder and cold marble wax for a smooth structure and shellac ink for a warm subtle tone. This time, I really wanted to get ...

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The Making of A Reindeer – Part 2

Here comes part 2 of making a reindeer xmas card. I am almost done, finishing touches and such. To be honest, I wish I had it finished today with another card that I have drawings for, but I cannot look at another reindeer today. Do more sketches I wasn’t quite happy with my last sketches…

Rust – Rost – Rouille

I always experiment with different materials and inspired by some art I saw at the ART Basel, I wanted to create artificial rust on canvas. There are ready to buy kits for creating artificial rust, which are quite expensive and I thought, also boring to apply. I like to figured it out by myself 🙂 ...

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The Making of A Reindeer – Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I opened my Christmas Shop and mentioned that I wanted to do more animals for Christmas/seasonal cards. So I thought I’d show the making-of of a reindeer card. This is part 1 and shows the first stages of what I do to get inspired. Make it cosy To get into…

Kannst du es irgendwie südfranzösischer machen?

Ich male nicht nur Leinwände an, sondern auch richtige Wände, genauer gesagt, ich verputze sie. So auf die traditionelle Art, mit Kalk, Sand, Gips und Marmormehl, je nach Untergrund und Verwendungszweck. Das ist für alte Häuser hier in Südfrankreich die beste und auch nachhaltigste Methode. Die alten Häuser sind überwiegend aus Natursteinen und Kalk oder […]

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Malen: wie beginnen – wann enden?

Wie kommen meine Bilder eigentlich zustande? Womit beginne ich? Gibt es einen Plan, eine Idee? Ich würde nicht von einem wirklichen Plan sprechen, aber irgendwie geistert mir etwas im Kopf herum und irgendwann muß ich meine Gedanken und Gefühle nach außen bringen und dann fange ich einfach an. Das passiert ehrlich gesagt sehr intuitiv, es […]

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Fired Earth

While preparing the opening of the ART Fabrik I was also working on two new paintings. One, a bluish-green combination of different shades of green and blue pigments to create a light, sunny feeling when looking at it. I got inspired by the colours I see when wake up every morning and watch the sky […]

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