Category: Painting

Juxtaposition – When New Ideas Happen

Vienna Studio Corner

Those moments of empty minded clarity, when not much is happening, lounging on the obligatory comfy studio sofa, looking at the artwork. In my Vienna studio, two unrelated paintings suddenly took on a new meaning together.

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The Light Fantastic – NovaBelgica Gallery

Tim Roosen and Isabelle Hackars

This past Easter weekend artist and gallery owner Tim Roosen paid me a visit in my studio while he was here on business in Berlin.

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Tipping Point – Bringing the Painting to Completion

Work in Progress

I sit on my comfy studio sofa and contemplate the day’s work at the easel. “When do I know when a painting is finished?”, I’ve often been asked.

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The Value of Your Tone

Pieta - William Bouguereau (1876)

Via Chet Zar on Twitter I read a very illuminating and insightful article, “Grey Matter” by Matthew Innis, on managing tonal values in your paintings.

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Art in Hamburg with Dennis Konstantin

Last week I made my way to Hamburg to have a number of my paintings scanned and spend some time with friend and colleague in artistic crimes, Dennis Konstantin.

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Creative in Berlin on a Friday Night

Sinneswandeln - black light mini-golf

In the basement for the past three months a collection of UV artists from the Sinneswandeln project have been busy building a black light mini-golf course.

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Fantastic Visions Exhbition Berlin

Fantastic Visions - Kultschule

2010 starts with the first group exhibition project for Fantastic Visions. I will be exhibiting my artwork with Dennis Konstantin and Micha Colory Krebs at the Lichtenberger Kultschule in Berlin.

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Cité Création – Creative Stadt

This Summer I was called up to work on a mural project that would ultimately span two cities. We worked in the Lyon studios and then completed it in Berlin.

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Zdzislaw Beksinski Painting Details

Zdzislaw Beksinski - Polish painter

Erik Heyninck has posted a selection of Zdzis?aw Beksi?ski’s paintings with some very fine detailed enlargements.

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Madeline Von Foerster – Waldkammer – Strychnin Gallery Exhibition

Madeline Von Foerster

With much anticipation that I awaited Madeline Von Foerster’s exhibition at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin. Her “Waldkammer” series consists of nine paintings that explore humanity’s often destructive relationship with nature, executed in the manner of the Old Masters.

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Madeline Von Foerster’s Amazon Cabinet

The most entertaining story was how one of Madeline Von Foerster’s artworks, “Amazon Cabinet” was held by customs in Frankfurt Germany, because they thought that it was an Old Master’s artwork and not painted by a living 36 year old American artist.

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A Meeting of Minds and Fantastic Visions

After all of this time getting to know Delvin over email and Skype chat sessions, I would finally get to meet him face to face. He was making his way to England to meet with Brigid Marlin of the Society for the Art of Imagination (AOI) to discuss assisting them with their Inscape magazine. I was very happy to offer him a place to stay in my studio while on his travels.

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Chet Zar

A social evening at the opening of Chet Zar’s exhibition at Strychnin Gallery London. Strychnin Gallery has published a catalogue of his artwork.

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Panorama Museum – Werner Tübke

This week I travelled with my girlfriend Anja Brinkmann to the Panorama Museum in Bad Frankenhausen, Germany. I had discovered the museum on the internet, and became interested when I noted some of the artists that had been exhibited there.

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Sophia – Work in Progress

Sophia, a feminine figure, analogous to the human soul but also simultaneously one of the Feminine aspects of God and the Bride of Christ.

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Rardy Van Soest and the Fantastic Art Museum

One of the wonderful consequences of working with Jon Beinart on his beinArt.org project, is that I've met some very interesting people. Of those is numbered Rardy Van Soest. I was initially made aware of his existence by De Es

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At the Easel

After a year of virtually no painting, owing to my travelling between Berlin and London often, I am painting again. With the Art of Imagination exhibition coming up, I'm aiming to finish this work for it.

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Return to the Source

I spent a hectic but thoroughly enjoyable time in Vienna over December, staying with my good friend and colleague Amanda Sage (www.amandasage.com). She was very gracious to allow me the use of her studio, and so for the first time

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