• Goodbye April – Plein air season starts

    Yesterday April passed and every day the weather was different. A typical April weather with a lot of snow, rain but also warm and sunny days. Every day was actually a surprise, no one was able to say, how the…

  • Spring is here

    This Easter weekend I spend a lot of time into planning. Actually I was very busy to clean up my studio and sort out many things. After I was confident about it I started to set up my planning for…

  • My assignment challenge

    Finally I finished my 2nd assignment for the London Art College. In this assignment the subjects should be all tonal drawings. Actually it is for preparation to make the next step into watercolor, by understanding light and shadow, shape and…

  • Bird rescue – a challenge

    The last 2 weeks kept me quite busy. We did a lot of decluttering and construction in and around our house. And additionally we got a new family member accidentally. Falling from the sky When I was doing training with…

  • An egg´s tale

    “We found an egg!” my son told me and was holding this little thing carefully in his hands. A song thrush egg. Such a bright beautiful blue color. It was the first time for me to see a real one.…

  • Create your own herbarium

    Before you start with your botanical painting, there is a lot of observation work to be done. For this it is very practial to take the plant with you (if this is not a protected species). We want to keep…

  • Plein air equipment: let´s go outside

    What a wonderful April we have – the beautiful weather is giving me motivation to sit in my garden or go to the forest. Unluckily the COVID19 regulation in Germany is still keeping us at home, but it´s a good…

  • 5 Tips to start successfully botanical painting

    Well, botanical painting is really a thing in itself. I definitely hadn’t chosen the simplest topic. If you look around the web, you are overwhelmed by works of art that look like photographs. So perfect, so detailed and then I…

  • So much leaves

    After Newcastle I was ambitious and I enrolled in the Botanical Painting course at London Art College. The first exam is now over. I submitted my drawings and also received my criticism. I’m very happy with that, especially since I…

  • Artist Talk: on four paws

    I hope you had a good start to the new year 2020. There is a lot to do … so let’s do it. But before we start here, I would like to introduce you to someone very important. Lucy, my…