A new painting

After a long pause, caused by a water damage in my little atelier and due to lots of renovation work, I started painting again. This time, I layered oil paints over ash and washed them away again and again to create subtle effects. It’s a play of appearing and disappearing, of strong presence and nebulous ...

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Toute petite

After a long break, I painted a little bit again yesterday. Well, it was more of a few exercises to try out some new materials and a different format. Everything should be very small, at max. 5 x 7 cm. And that was and still is the biggest challenge for me, because painting in such small ...

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Summertime

Summer gets very busy in Fitou. Many cultural events are taking place, seasonal residents are coming over to spend their holidays and meet their friends, and of course, lots of parties. You could easily spend every evening at another event, sometimes it’s becoming difficult when you still need to work a bit during the day. ...

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J’expose à La Palme

J’ai été invité à montrer certaines de mes peintures à l’exposition annuelle de l’association d’art L’Atelier à La Palme. L’association a été créé en 2012 par des personnes intéressées par l’art. Ils offrent des ateliers mensuels où vous pouvez apprendre les différentes techniques artistiques, allant de la peinture Aquarelle à la céramique Raku. Ces ateliers ...

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J’expose à La Palme

J’ai été invité à montrer certaines de mes peintures à l’exposition annuelle de l’association d’art L’Atelier à La Palme. L’association a été créé en 2012 par des personnes intéressées par l’art. Ils offrent des ateliers mensuels où vous pouvez apprendre les différentes techniques artistiques, allant de la peinture Aquarelle à la céramique Raku. Ces ateliers ...

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Kunst & Kommerz II

Vor zwei Wochen habe ich ja eine Lösung erhalten um einfach mit Kaufinteressenten in Kontakt zu kommen und nun sieht man auch auf der Portfolio Seite sofort, welche Bilder noch käuflich sind. Ein Bild, welches bereits verkauft ist, ist mit “Sold” markiert, wenn man mit der Maus darüber fährt. Alle anderen Bilder sind demnach noch ...

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Kunst & Kommerz

Wie vermutlich jeder Künstler, möchte ich meine Arbeiten nicht nur zeigen, sondern auch verkaufen. Das klappt ganz gut über Ausstellungen, also offline, und manchmal eben auch online. Zu Beginn meiner Künstlerkarriere hatte ich hier einen Shop (woocommerce) integriert. Das stellte sich als ein wenig überdimensioniert heraus. Ich hab die Erfahrung gemacht, dass die meisten Menschen ...

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Random Order

For this painting I left a bit my usual way of mixing natural pigments with different media to create in-depth nuances of one or two colours. Here I just used gesso and mixed it with ash and metallic silver paint. This melange resulted into something very organic, with wonderful, random structures and colours. To me, ...

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Steadiness

Making that painting was a real struggle for me, on the one hand technically and on the other hand emotionally. I used different blue pigments in different solvents which still reacted with each other long time after I decided the painting is ready, but not in the desired way. The components changed colours and structures ...

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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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