Costa del Arte Collective showing small works in Almuñécar!
The Costa del Arte Collective is quite excited. We are going to have an exhibition in Almuñécar in May – in the Espacio Creativo of Annabel Keatley. The exhibition will be opened on the 3rd of May and can be visited until the 24th of May. So I spent quite some time concentrating on Mini Cuadros. I am pretty sure, that it will be a wonderful exhibition. I already had a sneak preview of some of the works to be seen of my artist colleagues Annabel Keatley, Anouk Slegers, Lieuwke Loth and Sally Hirst.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of exclusive workshops held by Annabel, limited to only three participants for each workshop!
I am rather tempted to take part, as Annabel works with with special techniques – as all of the members of Costa del Arte Collective do.
I was rather engaged to create some mini cuadros, with time sitting in my neck, as the Art Walk Cómpeta is just a week before, starting at the April, 20th. So everything has to be ready soon!
Trees in the night
Trees and dog
Palms 20×20 on wood
I have been working on the Greenland series as well, making it a collection of five, acrylic on paper. They will be framed with museum glas. Pretty to look at. If you like to see the exciting photos of our Greenland journey tap here.
1. Pink house at the fjord
2 .The pink house
3. pink house
4. Greenland Landscape 2
Dreaming of a shelter
My new color preferences are shown in this series – still no name for it. They are 20x20x4 cm on stretched canvas and bring some energy to the room. It seems, I am just in love with orange and a bit of violet.
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I had to reorganize my studio – space was needed, a disturbing problem with many artist studios. So this was my opportunity to undertake a serious inspection of my collection of paintings. Some made me smile, they are still dear old friends and it was a very warm reconnection. Some clearly didn’t pass the check. I build a nice staple of “ready to be re-worked again”.
Reworking a painting is a tricky task. In the end it asks for a lot of boldness, courage and “letting go”. But paintings on this staple are not all boring but have some very nice parts. So I am tempted to “save” these parts – against all experience that for me and my style of painting it is nearly impossible to create an authentic, lively and balanced abstract work while trying to save some parts. Working on an older painting of course keeps also some risk: You never know if you will manage to make it a better painting despite all your work…..so the question, did I succeed?
As an abstract painter I work with many layers to create depth in a painting without constructing something like a perspective. So working on an older work is interesting as it always has in store already quite some layers and if I don’t whiten the whole painting the previous painting will speak through the new layers. Here I show you some of my re-worked paintings of the last months. Do you see the connection?
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“Metamorphosis” had already gone through some changes, but I was not too pleased with the result. So after some months I said “Good bye” to the Metamorphosis and it developed into a “Wonder Flower”. This one I did without trying to “save” parts, but elder parts very nicely fit with the newer parts.
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The “Vancouver service street” holds nice memories but it lost in the “survival of the best”. It has undergone a very bold change. You see the influence of the under laying layers? How do they influence the new composition?
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This one gave me a hard time as I liked so many featured in it but never could sort out how to make it a complete painting. So I loved it and I hated it. I started this work in Tuscany, where I spend several summer painting. Definitely I was in love with the upper part. I fought to keep the red one, but it turned out to look like a big whale…so it had to go, so sorry dear red! Here you see, which parts survived and which not.
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These is also a painting from my “Fluid Periode” which I looked at and I liked it but never felt it was finished. But as I liked the flow and the style and the colours , I didn’t want to destroy it, so I did only little changes, like deepening some darker parts, darken with a pink the very light part at the left and interrupt the light horizontal part by taking down a little bit the green. Very small differences that made a notable difference to me. Now it has become a harmonic painting for my taste. What do you think?
If you want to see more changes – look at these paintings in a room!
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The Waterfall in a room 1
Dreaming under Water in a room 1
The Waterfall in a room 2
The Waterfall in a room 3
Dreaming under Water in a room 2
Dreaming under Water in a room 3
Wonder flowers in a Room 1
Wonder flowers in a room 2
Spring explosion over red sofa
Spring explosion over bed
Spring explosion over blue sofa
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Just right for the Christmas time I am invited to my 9th exhibition this year…..I am happy to participate in an exhibition that was set up by a truly dedicated man to art: Rafael Fernandez Pacheco. We met at the ART WALK Cómpeta (which will start this year at Easter Saturday!) and ever since, I am following Rafael on Facebook. Gives me a great insight into the art at the coast. It feels as if he is visiting and writing about two to three exhibitions a day – wonder when he ever sleeps.
20 Artists are exhibiting in a cultural center of Las Lagunas, Mijas Costa. There is wonderful art in a wonderful room to be seen till 07.01.19! I am happy to be invites into this group of manly Spanish artists in a great mix with Ex-Pats artists. Have a look. I will add more photos.
20 artistas están exhibiendo en un centro cultural de Las Lagunas, Mijas Costa. ¡Hay arte maravilloso en una habitación maravillosa para ser visto hasta el 07.01.19! Estoy feliz de ser invitado a este grupo de artistas masculinos españoles en una gran mezcla con artistas de Ex-Pats. Echar un vistazo. Añadiré más fotos.
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Ich habe so viel über den Schwarzen Freitag und den Cyber Montag gelesen, dass ich den Kunstliebhabern auch eine Chance geben möchte! Vom Goldenen Freitag, 23.11.18 bis zum Rosa Montag, 26.11.18 sind ausgewählte Produkte um mehr als 25% reduziert! Nehmen Sie Ihre Chance wahr! (Der 10% Voucher gilt für diese Gemälde nicht!)
Versand innerhalb der EU frei! Auf dieser Seite finden Sie die speziellen Angebote für ausgewählte Gemälde. Wenn Sie an einem Gemälde interessiert sind, schreiben Sie mir bitte (Kontaktformular am Ende der Seite). Ich gebe Ihnen gerne mehr Informationen. Jede Anfrage, die mich zwischen dem 23. und 26 November erreicht, erhält eine Garantie für die hier offerierten Konditionen bis zum 31.Dezember 2018.
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A painting is a very powerful instrument to give spirit and life to your office or home. Depending on style, color and size it “makes”the room or it adds kind of statement, that you want to make. A painting as well reveals a bit about your personality. A painting in your room is what the eyes are in the face: they attract because they are speaking, they can hide something and they can reveal something about your mood, your spirit, your personality.
Two paintings, that “make” the entrance hall of an Apartment Hotel in Bonn
Wood 1 and Wood 2 were inspired by a holiday I spend on the Darß – a peninsular in the Baltic sea. Riding with the bicycle through the endless woods at the coast with its thousands of rather straight trees and the changing lights impressed me a lot.
Wood 1 still in the studio
Now these large paintings (145×160 cm and 160×145 cm) are the lead theme for the design of this entrance hall of the Apartment Hotel Kaiser Karl in Bonn. They add some charme and character to the hall and they clearly give the mission to the visitors, that this is not a simple business place but a house with personality and individuality.
View to the inviting seating corner
The Breakfast place with Wood 2
Another corner – old mirror accompanied by two paintings
If you are in Bonn, feel free to visit the hotel. The staff will be happy to show you my paintings. You will find more in a permanent exhibition of paintings by me on the souterrain. I found this photos and hotel information at Hotel.com Kaiser-Karl-Apartmenthotel
The summer invites me to leave behind some routines in order to create room for new things. As I have some time, paintings are all gone to two upcoming exhibitions, I decided to abstain from my most loved colors blue and turquois and from licorice. I had fallen in love with yellow – the experiment is thrilling but a true exercise in selfdiscipline – to abstaine from my familiar way of working is a challange. With licorice I was not very successful.
Der Sommer lädt mich ein, Routinen und Ziele zu verlassen und so Raum für Neues zu schaffen. Da ich Zeit habe – die Gemälde sind schon alle unterwegs zu zwei neuen Ausstellungen – nahm ich mir vor Abstand zu nehmen von meinen Lieblingsfarben blau und türkis und von Lakritz. Ich hatte mich in Gelb verliebt – das Experiment ist spannend aber auch eine Übung in Selbstdisziplin! Mit der Lakritz war ich nicht so erfolgreich 😦 .
El verano me invita a dejar algunas rutinas para crear espacio para cosas nuevas.Así que decidí abstenerme de mis colores más queridos azul y turquesa y de regaliz.Me enamoré del amarillo -el experimento es emocionante pero un verdadero ejercicio de autodisciplina- abstenerme de mi manera familiar de trabajar es un desafío.Con regaliz no tuve mucho éxito.:-)