Archiv 2007

merry christmas and a happy new year

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merry x-mas
merry x-mas

I wish all readers and visitors mery christmas and a happy new year.

abbey Lehnin | Kloster Lehnin

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Berlin-Friedrichshain
abbey Lehnin | Kloster Lehnin

The abbey Lehnin is located about 60km southwest from Berlin. It was founded in 1180. This place has a special spiritual mood. For more informations about this abbey read on wikipedia: abbey Lehnin.
My mother is living in this town, so I took the opportunity to make a plein air painting.


abbey Lehnin | Kloster Lehnin
oil | öl; 30x35cm

kloster lehnin malstaffelei
kloster lehnin malstaffelei

I painted during the afternoon, with strong shadows and sunshine.

ship on spree | Schiff auf der Spree

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ship on spree | Schiff auf der Spree
ship on spree | Schiff auf der Spree

Didn’t paint for a long time. There were some trouble at home. Today the whether invited me to make a plein air painting. I went to the Spree river on the former russian sector. The other bank is Kreuzberg – the former american sector. Today is October 3th – the german reunification.

ship on spree | schiff auf der spree oil | öl; 30x35cm

During the painting process I made the photos.

cityscape Berlin | berliner stadtlandschaft

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Berlin-Friedrichshain
Berlin-Friedrichshain

Last weekend there was perfect weather for plein air painting. Constant light, nice temperatures. The buildings I painted are more than 90 years old.


cityscape Berlin | berliner stadtlandschaft
oil | öl; 30x35cm

google map
google map

I checked the place where I painted on Google earth. This is a screenshot from the district Berlin-Friedrichshain. I tried to show which buildings I painted.

modern ship in Berlin

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modern ship in Berlin
modern ship in Berlin

A few days ago I spent sketching for two hours in Berlin-Mitte. I was attracted by the contrasts of shadows and lights.


river ship in Berlin | flussdampfer in Berlin
oil | öl; 24x30cm

fisherboats usedom sketch
modern ship in Berlin | sketch

This is the sketch with ink pen and colored pencils. In the middle of sketching, the ship started for a trip, so part of this sketch was drawn from memory.

fisherboats on usedom | fischerboote auf usedom

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fisherboats on usedom | fischerboote auf usedom
fisherboats on usedom | fischerboote auf usedom

Today I found by chance a sketch I made on the baltic coast. After some hesitations I painted this oilpainting.
fisherboats on usedom | fischerboote auf usedom
oil | öl; 20×30 cm

fisherboats usedom sketch
fisherboats usedom sketch

My main interest were the composition of the boats. Sitting there, after a while I noticed the running gull shadows.

chabo chick | chabohuhn

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chabo chick | chabohuhn
chabo chick | chabohuhn

Yesterday was a sunny bright day. We decided to make a trip to a small zoo (Zoo Eberswalde) north from Berlin. This is a chabo chick from Japan. I made a few small sketches, to catch an idea.


chabo chick | chabo huhn
oil | öl; 20×20 cm

chabo chick sketch
chabo chick sketch

This is the small black and white sketch. I think it is very important to make sketches from the object you want to paint later. With this small sketch I got infected by the idea „chabo chick”.

river ships | schiffe in Berlin

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river ships | schiffe in Berlin
river ships | schiffe in Berlin

Due to the Spree river, the canals and the big lakes in and around Berlin, ships were always a part of the transportation system. I painted these two ships in the heart of Berlin.


river ships in berlin | schiffe in Berlin
oil | öl; 30x35cm

meine pochade box
meine pochade box

This is my pochade box at the end of a painting session. I bought an italian „MABEF” painting box and added some usefull elements.
Das ist mein(e) s.g. pochade box. Ich kaufte mir einen italienischen „MABEF” Malkasten und schraubte zusätzliche Kleinteile ran.

cock | gockel

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cock | gockel
cock | gockel

I never painted poultry. So this is my first one.
cock | gockel;
oil | öl; 25×25 cm

bulgarian landscape No1

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bulgarian landscape No1
bulgarian landscape No1

Travelling by train trough Bulgaria is a pleasure for people who appreciate the landscape. I made a lot of photos from trains, which I will use as ideas for new paintings. This landscape is the first one.

bulgarian landscape No1 | bulgarische landschaft No1;
oil | öl; 20×30 cm