Win a print!- Gewinnen Sie einen Druck! – Ganar una impresión!

Win a print!- Gewinnen Sie einen Druck! – Ganar una impresión!

A print of one of the four beautiful prints from the “Little Greenland Series” for you!

I have made very niche prints from my Greenland series. All the prints focus on a the “Little Pink House” overviewing this very special landscape . Ten of the prints are for the first 10 subscribers of my newsletter list. I am sending out time by time a newsletter with information about latest exhibition I am taking part in and about my new paintings. I report sometimes about art events I visited somewhere in the world or art events from my personal choice, that will take place in Andalusia. You will also find information about special offers that I make time by time.  If you are interested to learn more about my new art works and art events, join the newsletter list! (Formular below)

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He hecho impresiones muy específicas de mi serie de Groenlandia. Todas las impresiones se centran en la “Pequeña casa rosa” que presenta un panorama muy especial de este paisaje. Diez de las impresiones son para los primeros 10 suscriptores de mi lista de boletines. Estoy enviando de vez en cuando un boletín con información sobre la última exposición en la que participo, sobre mis nuevas pinturas, sobre eventos artísticos que visité en algún lugar del mundo o eventos artísticos de mi elección personal, que se llevarán a cabo en Andalucía. Ofertas especiales, hago tiempo por tiempo. Si estás interesado en aprender más sobre mis nuevas obras de arte y eventos de arte, ¡únete a la lista de boletines!

Choose your print! – Elige tu impresión – Wählen Sie Ihren Druck!

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All the prints come with a clear white border so that you can frame them. In this photos you see the original paintings. The prints are laser prints on 160 gram paper, ca. 21×29 cm ( DinA 4).

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Todas las impresiones vienen con un borde blanco claro para que pueda encuadrarlas. En estas fotos se ven las pinturas originales. Los impresiones son láser en papel de 160 gramos, ca. 21×29 cm (DinA 4).
Por favor, elija la impresión que le interesa.

Please choose, which print you are interested in!

Looking forward to being in touch with you !
Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel

A little Greenland Series – eine kleine Grönland Serie -Una pequeña serie de Groenlandia.

A little Greenland Series – eine kleine Grönland Serie -Una pequeña serie de Groenlandia.

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The journey to Greenland was very impressive. So I was intrigued to dip a bit deeper into my memories and see it all with the painters eyes. Here are the first results, more hopefully to follow! I had a lot of fun to convert my memories and photos into paintings. It was quite a new experience for me, as I usually don’t work with photos. You can see, how I worked here. Work in progress……

This painting is a emotional memory, I started with.

Greenland Memories 1 Acrylic on canvas 81×65

Then I took a series of photos and worked on it…… click to enlarge!

I was fascinated by the atmosphere and the loneliness in a repellent nature….click to enlarge!

So the little pink house became a symbol of a place of shelter and warmth….click to enlarge!

Most of these paintings are very small, (25x35cm on paper) like the settlements are very small in a vast and wide landscape. This is the color story of one on the paintings. Click to enlarge

and this is how big the icebergs feel and are….

pink house (20x20x2 cm)

See the photos of Greenland here

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Traveling to the ice in Greenland – photos of an exceptional adventure

Traveling to the ice in Greenland – photos of an exceptional adventure

As a traveller and artist I have had for long the dream to go to Greenland and see the ice. The shapes and the colors of the ice have always fascinated me and I was eager to see it in reality. And so we went on that journey, 10 days, very comfortably traveling with an explorer 🚢 ship into the arctic circle on the west coast of Greenland, which is the more inhabited coast.

Als eine Reisende und Künstlerin habe ich schon seit langem von Grönland geträumt und vom Eis. Die Formen und Farben des Eises faszinieren mich und ich wollte dies alles so gerne aus der Nähe sehen und erleben. So sind wir auf eine 10 tägige Seereise in den arktischen Zirkel aufgebrochen, an der Westküste von Grönland, sehr komfortabel auf einem Schiff aufgehoben.
Hier waren wir: wir hielten uns die meiste Zeit in der Disco Bay und nördlich auf,  innerhalb des arktischen Zirkels. An unserem letzten Tag machten wir einen Ausflug zum Inlandeis. Ein riesiger, viele Meter dicker Eisschild bedeckt die ganze Insel von Ost nach West, nur ein schmaler Küstenstreifen ist ohne Eis. Dieser Eisschild schmilzt ab und durch die Fjorde kommt das Eis dann aufs Meer.

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This is where we were: we sailed mostly in the Arctic Circle. On our last day we made an excursion to see the inland ice, the ice shield that covers the whole island and is coming down from this glaciers through the fjords. This year it was melting exceptionally.

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On our journey we encountered a completely different, somehow unbelievable world! We anchored near small settlements, undertook some exciting excursions on foot and on small boats (canoe, tender boats and fishering boats) and never knew quite well where we would go next, as the ice was so extremely rich this year. Some of our destinations were not accessible because of the extremely dense ice. Floating icebergs would block our way to the destination. We were very touched by the majestic icebergs floating silently on the sea. The journey also was adventures in the respect of entering a completely different climate zone and experiencing such a different way of life, all so far from our imagination!

Auf unserer Reise sind wir einer vollkommen anderen, irgendwie unglaublichen Welt begegnet. Wir ankerten vor kleinen Ansiedlungen, unternahmen sehr spannende Ausflüge auf dem Land und auf dem Wasser (dort mit kleinen Booten wie Kajak, den Tender Booten und einem Fischerboot) und wir wussten nie so genau, wohin wir am nächsten Tag fuhren, denn die Eisberge, die dieses Jahr so reichlich waren, versperrten manchen Weg zu dem einen oder anderen Ziel. Wir waren sehr berührt vom Anblick der majestätischen Eisberge, die so leise auf dem Meer schwimmen. Ein Abenteuer war es auch, in einer vollkommen anderen Klimazone zu sein sowie die Begegnung mit einer so ganz und gar anderen Lebensumwelt- und weise, für uns kaum vorstellbar.
Grönland hat rund 56 000 Einwohner, ca. 15 Dörfer und mehr als 50 Ansiedlungen. Nuuk, die Hauptstadt, hat ungefähr 16 000 Einwohner. Die kleinste Siedlung, die wir besuchten, hatte 49 Einwohner. Sehr sehr weit abgelegen von der nächsten Ortschaft, bestimmt 8 Bootsstunden entfernt.

Greenland has around 56,000 inhabitants, ca. 15 viillages and more than 50 settlements. Nuuk, the capital, has ca. 16,000 inhabitants. The smallest settlement, that we visited had 49 inhabitants, being very remote, probably 8 hours by boat far away from the next settlement. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

more settlements

The ICE! We were so impressed by the ice, we took endless photos. Each iceberg was so special and such a miracle, it left us breathless and full of awe. Imagine some of these icebergs are as big as a street block!
Das EIS! Wir waren so beeindruckt davon, wir haben bestimmt hunderte Fotos gemacht, jeder Eisberg war wieder ein neues Wunder und wir waren atemlos und voller Ehrfurcht. Man muss sich manche Eisberge größer als einen Häuserblock vorstellen!

Wenn man ein Gefühl für das schippern zwischen den Eisbergen bekommen möchte, dann lohnt es sich, dieses kleine Video anzuschauen. Wir mussten umkehren, um nicht eingeschlossen zu werden.
And if you would like to have the feeling of traveling between the icebergs, see this video!!! Here the fishing boat had to turn around , we were locked in.

And now the Artist…..

I started painting …..Dreaming about Greenland was a painting I did far before our journey, not knowing what to expect, but I think somehow it touched the spirit of what we then experienced. The other two paintings are the start of a series I want to make inspired by this  journey! I hope I can live up to it – a big challenge for me to work with inner and outer pictures!

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. Leave a comment or write an email! For email click here: Get in touch!
Wenn es irgendwelche Fragen gibt, wendet euch gerne an mich! Macht einen Kommentar oder schreibt mir eine Email! Für E-Mail hier klicken : Get in touch!

 

 

The Power of Art – How Paintings change your Room

The Power of Art – How Paintings change your Room

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.

 

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.

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

Small worlds – mundos pequeños – kleine Welten

Small worlds – mundos pequeños – kleine Welten

I am dreaming of  painting on a big canvas. A very big one. Even a bigger one. But there is always a reason, why not. Why not now. Going traveling very soon. Only small space in the luggage.  Not enough time to work on it now. Not…..So I end up with a lot of very tiny paintings, small worlds. And I go on dreaming about my big, big painting.

See title image soon as “Special Offer, Paining of the Month November”.

Following: Acrylic on wood. Most painting 20×20 cm or 20×30 cm.
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Ich träume von einem Gemälde auf einer großen Leinwand. Einer sehr großen. Noch größer. Aber es gibt immer einen Grund, warum ich es jetzt nicht malen kann. Zu bald gehen wir auf eine Reise. Heute bin ich zu müde. Viel zu wenig Platz im Gepäck. Lohnt sich nicht, jetzt anzufangen, weil…geht nicht, weil….So entstehen viele winzige Bilder, kleine Welten. Und ich träume weiter von meiner großen, großen Leinwand….

Following: Acrylic on cardboard. 24×19 cm. Click on the photo to enlarge.

More small formats, mostly 20×20 or 20×30 cm. Click here