The Values of Jacob Maris

Jacob Henricus Maris (1837 – 1899) is a Dutch artist I found in a gallery in Assen (little town in Holland). This particular image I find amazing. The day I discovered it, I’ve put it on my desktop. After that I went to sleep – and I dreamed I am there. I was in a … Continue reading The Values of Jacob Maris

Portraits of Inez and Anna

Finished them both today, with little fixes. Maybe I make better pictures whenever the sun shows up in this country … which might take several months :/ Anyways, playing around with new things in the paintings. Especially limiting the colors and values I use. The Inez painting got kind of a medieval style in some … Continue reading Portraits of Inez and Anna

A sketchbook is complete

Roughly 15 more pages of my sketchbook from 2008. Funny thing: I always thought its the one before my current one. But just when writing this – I noticed it can’t be. I fill at least 2 per year. Well, turns out I have another full sketchbook lying around. Scanning all this will take me … Continue reading A sketchbook is complete

Sketchbook pages from Japan

This is the next batch of pictures from last years sketchbook. I posted these before on and in the gallery – but I’ll show them here to keep things in the same sequence as in the book. I went to Tokyo, Takayama (in the Mountain area), Toyota City (yep, the town were the cars … Continue reading Sketchbook pages from Japan