Donnerstag, 29. August 2013


Currently, I'm working on paintings of the Rhine. My view of the Rhine. :-) It's probably more romantic than the truth.
Recently, I was reminded of something very essential: paint what is closest to your heart. Don't paint what you think others want to see - paint only for yourself.

Sonntag, 28. Juli 2013

Dienstag, 23. Juli 2013



Yesterday, when I was lying at the river Rhine a dragonfly was sitting on my knee! It was stunningly beautiful...

The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light. When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. Those who have this animal as totem may be inclined to delve deep into their emotions and shine their true colors.
.... sounds good to me!:-)

Freitag, 3. Mai 2013

Die Pfahlbauerin - Albert Anker

In the Museum zu Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen, I had a surprising encounter with Albert Anker, Swiss Artist 1831-1919. I have to confess that I underestimated his art. Frankly I thought his paintings were boring. What a misapprehension! His paintings are full of a special light and the people in his pictures are full of deeply expressed feelings. You have to see it for yourself... ;)

If I go to an exhibition I always have my moleskin, pencil and colors with me. I sit in front of my favorite painting for a long time, to really study it and take it in. I try to draw the part of the painting that is fascinating me the most.
I recommend you to try it. You will get a deeper connection to the artwork and always remember what it is that touches you in this painting.

My own dreamlike painting

Couple of weeks ago I visited the Kunsthaus Zürich and rediscovered my love for the dreamlike art of Chagall. His paintings are so full of meaning and symbols. If you have the chance visit the exhibition, it's still on till the 12.05.2013.

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