Freitag, 3. März 2017

USA 2nd part

These are more, mainly from Connecticut and Atlanta.
I will add the missing description in the next days.

The famous autumn in Connecticut

New York, seen from Brooklyn. Was very windy...

Our AirBnB-Terrace on Grand street

If you are close to Atlanta, you have to pay the " old car city" a visit.

I joined the  Connecticut pleinair group one Sunday at middletown.
Was fun and very laid back and friendly people.

Another old pickup seen in Atlanta in front of the Centre of puppetry arts, where we stayed a lot.

Montag, 27. Februar 2017

USA 2016 1st part

O.K. to wrap things up, here are finally a bunch of pleinairs i did last year being in California, New York/ Connecticut and Atlanta.
Met some fellow artist there, was very inspiring...

San Francisco and Bay Area

This is not the first painting i did in San Franciso, but the first that kinda worked.
I had a hard time with all the new the materials i brought at blick.
Took some time to get used to it.
Billy goat hill is not far from the place we stayed in Noe Valley/Vicksburg street.

San Franciso City Hall

This was an abandoned gas station in San Mateo. 
I realised there´s a red woman missing , waiting for the bus to make it a perfect Hopper.^^

I left out the fence though...


San Fransisco seen from Billy goat hill

Church street / Noe valley 
No, i didn´t stand on the street while painting. 
There was a very convenient  J-line station...:-)



Beetle Oakland small






IMG 4619

Sonntag, 12. Februar 2017

Cologne first months

I did a lot of studio work lately. Not much pleinairpainting though. Too cold, at least für my taste.:-)
At least i did 3 paintings on sunny days. Oh great, now it´s official, i´m a Sunday painter…..

Hab einiges im Atelier gemalt in letzter Zeit und war wenig draussen zum Malen, zu kalt  :-)
Wenigstens 3 Bilder in den letzten Wochen , als es mal sonnig war.
Na toll, ich bin also ein Schönwettermaler…^^

Freitag, 3. Februar 2017

Koblenz Urbansketcher

Met with the Urbansketchers Rhein-Main the other day in Koblenz, along with my colleague Yo.

Was fun, but i think the cold and rainy conditions somehow , well… influenced the mood in the paintings. :-P Colors and all….


Hab mich vor ein paar Tagen mit den Urban Sketches zusammen mit meiner Kollegin Yo in Koblenz getroffen. 

Hat grossen Spass gemacht, die Bilder haben aber von dem eher lausigen Wetter nicht unbedingt profitiert. Farbmässig... :-)

Koblenz117 1


Koblenz117 2

Dienstag, 3. Januar 2017

First pic 2017

It started to snow yesterday. Well, sort of.....- and the little we had  melted away already.
Since it was too cold outside, this is the view from my studio.

Gestern hat´s in Köln geschneit. Na gut, was man hier so " Schnee"  nennt. Ist auch schon wieder weg. Draussen war mir zu kalt, deshalb ist das hier der Blick aus meinem Atelier.

Montag, 2. Januar 2017

Wangerooge 2016

These are some pictures i did last summer during our vacation in Wangerooge, an island in the north sea. Worth a visit :-)

Ein paar Bilder aus unserem letzten Sommerurlaub in Wangerooge. War wieder sehr schön :-)

Im Westen





Sonntag, 1. Januar 2017


After being on the art retreat i felt so inspired, that i decided to give the "early bird pleinair movement" a try, getting up veeeery early to finish a painting before work. Try everything once, right?
Well, surprisingly enough it turned out that i`m not a morning person and had a hard time the rest of the day staying awake. Nice painting though, i catched the very first rays of sunlight at 6 am just right.

Nach dem Artretreat fühlte ich mich so inspiriert, dass ich mich entschied mal auszuprobieren früh morgens vor der eigentlichen Arbeit zu malen. Man soll ja alles mal ausprobieren.
Wer hätte gedacht, dass ich einfach kein Frühaufsteher bin ^^, den Rest des Tages bin ich nicht mehr richtig wachgeworden. Immerhin hab ich die allerersten Sonnenstrahlen um 6 Uhr morgens ganz gut einfangen können.

KölnWeiher - Blick auf Leonardo Royal Hotel   18x24 cm Öl