Sunday, July 2, 2017

Repairing a moth-eaten Wool Plaid

The work of insects can be discrete and quick. Now I chose matching colors from my crewel wool to weave small patches over the holes.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Oliver Hertel, ein Baumversteher

"Baumseelen" nennt mein Freund Oliver Hertel seine Schöpfungen, die im Holz das lebendige Wesen erkennen und für uns sichtbar machen. Er verwendet Holz von Bäumen, die irgendwo im Weg waren, gefällt wurden, gefällt werden mußten... und rettet so die Baumgeister, wenigstens sehe ich das darin.
Zur Zeit ist seine Situation kompliziert, denn das kleine Kunstzentrum, in dem er bislang gewohnt und gearbeitet hat, ist durch ein Bauprojekt in Gefahr.
Ich bewundere Olivers Kunst sehr und möchte mithelfen, dass die Wichtigkeit dieser Ateliers erkannt und die Künstler unterstützt werden.

Tree Souls -- my friend Oliver Hertel creates wooden sculptures which express the living spirit of trees and make them visible. He uses wood from trees that were "in the way" somewhere, were chopped down, had to be chopped down... and this way, he saves the souls of trees -- at least, this is what I see in his art.
At the moment, his situation is complicated, because the small art center in which he has lived and worked is endangered by a building project.
I adore Oliver's art and I want to help emphasize the importance of this studio and support the artists.







Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cherub in Progress

Cherub No 2, unfinished. Water color, approx. letter format, fineliner sketch. Space-time warp has distorted the image of the face. Cherub is hard to understand by human categories.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Paint on Black -- as I Used to Do

"The Architects Say Goodbye"
White gouache on black paper

"Holy Stones"
Gouache and gold pen on black paper
  
 "Rituals Are Necessary"
White gouache on black paper
"Reconstruction of the Sun Temple"
 Watercolor and black pen
 
 "Holy place"
Watercolor
 "Eyes of Heaven"
Watercolor and black pen

Recently I have taken a liking for labyrithic structures. My pictures start as a kind of big zentangles. The rule is to cover the sheet with lines that create some kind of "streets" of similar width, so that the shapes interweave. I do not plan; as the rule of zentangles is to follow a feeling, not a plan, I kind of "knit" the patterns without much intention. 
Here is one piece before coloring. I use fine, non-soluable pens. If you like, feel free to download it in full resolution and print it for coloring fun of your own! And please don't hesitate to show me the result by posting a link in my comments!
 
Size: The larger 3 pieces on top are about 30x30 cm, the lower series a little smaller than letter format.