Sunrise landscape miniature painting tutorial

oil painting sunrise
After all this winter and christmas paintings I have the need to paint something neutral. I like to paint landscapes with spectacular lights and I like to paint evergreen trees. They are very simple to paint. This painting I did with oil paints, but you can use acrylic paints too. This time it would be a bit easier to use oils, because of all the smooth blendings. But if you work quick and use the drybrush method or use just an acrylic retarder then it is really possible to paint it with acrlylics. As an acrylic retarder I would recommend» Read more

Winter landscape miniature painting tutorial

Hi friends today I show you how to paint a winter landscape on a wooden button. I used this time oil paints, but it may would be easier for you to use acrylic paints. The Liquin I mixed in a tiny bit in each paint on my palette. It makes the paint more fluid and shortens the drying time. These are the materials that I used: Oil paints (acrylics will work too)wooden buttonbrusheswhite gessoLiquin The button has a diameter of 4cm. I drilled a hole in it and added 2 layers of white gesso. You could do the base layer» Read more

Rock painting red berries with snow

Hi friends, today I want to show you how you can paint a rock (or in my case a wooden disc) with red snowy berries. I used a wooden disc where I drilled a hole into it. I planned to use it later as an amulet or as an x-mas ornament on the tree. For this project you need following tools: a rock or a wooden discq-tipsbrusheswhite gessoacrylic paintsvarnish You don’t need the exact colors. Choose similar tones. Let’s have fun. At first we will add two layers of the white gesso. The main reason why I am doing this» Read more

An easy way to paint a X-mas card

diy christmas card
Today I want to show you how to paint a wonderful motif for a Christmas card in a simple way. For this you need some materials. – watercolor paper– watercolor paints– masking fluid– some brushes– a stick or some painting knife– a pencil To zoom the small photos, just click on them. Lets start with the first step. First I drew a curved line to mark the reason. After that I have drawn the snow areas. I arranged these in a triangular shape. Do not do this too evenly otherwise it will not look natural. Next I apply the masking» Read more

Step by step to a beautiful seascape (oilpainting)

Today I want to show you a small photo step by step kinda tutorial of an oil painting. At the time where I have started this painting I was sick of quick drying paints like acrylics. I wanted to paint in a more relaxed way. I decided to get my oils out of my drawer and give them an other try. I used these materials: A size A4 MDF board from the hardware store. They have cutted it for free into this size.Acrylic gesso, I used white gesso from Schmincke. But I believe any brand will work. Oil paints Norma from» Read more

YouTube and general

Deutsche Übersetzung ist unten. Shame on me, I have not been here for a long time. There are some new things. First of all today is Thursday and that means today there is a new video: This picture is already available in my shop and of course it is already visible in my portfolio. Then I activated again the possibility of following this blogging. You can deposit your e-mail address there and will be informed by e-mail about new blog entries. (I will not send any newsletters and no advertising e-mails.) There’s a reason for that. It may be that» Read more

Gruseliger Tuschewald

Hallo Freunde, derzeit habe ich nicht die Möglichkeit ein YouTube Tutorial zu drehen. Und so habe ich mich für eine kleine Tusche-Fotostrecke entschieden. In meinem Skizzenbuch teste ich derzeit monochrome Landschaften. Ihr werdet sicher meine australischen Felsen gestern gesehen haben. Heute möchte ich einen düsteren Wald umsetzen. Neben der Tusche verwende ich eine Zeichenfeder und einen Wassertankpinsel. Ich beginne mit einer sehr groben Bleistiftskizze. Diese dient mehr der Orientierung als das ich sie im Endresultat tatsächlich zu 100% nutze. Mit Tusche setze ich mir gern zuerst einen Rahmen. In diesem Fall habe ich diesen mit einer Tuschefeder gezogen. Die Tusche» Read more

Ink fun

Hi friends,today there are excerpts from my sketchbook again. This fills up more and more. There are now only 1.5 pages left. It took me nearly 2 years to fill it. My original plan was to sketch something every day to fill it in at most one year. With the next sketchbook I should follow this plan better.Let’s start with two live sketches. First, it is a bridge over a lake in the local park and on the other a plant study of a soldier button plant. The latter reminds me of my childhood as soon as I see her.» Read more


Gestern haben wir mit der Familie eine 20 km Radtour gemacht. Das Wetter war einfach traumhaft. So konnte ich nicht widerstehen bei zwei Pausen das Skizzenbuch zu zücken. Zu sehen sind oben die Mühle auf dem Egelsberg und unten ein Blick auf den Elfrather See. Bei den Seglern war es schwierig. So wie sie auf dem Bild abgebildet sind waren sie​ nie zu sehen. Ich habe sie nacheinander gezeichnet als sie ins Blickfeld kamen. Das führte zu einem kleinen Fehler. Der linke Segler ist viel zu klein für den Vordergrund. Er müsste viel weiter nach hinten. Naja was sollen, man» Read more

New landscapes

I finally won the fight with Hahnemühle’s handmade watercolor paper (Cézanne), as I think. I have already started several times or tried to paint something on this paper, but it looked like a child spill. I used until this point rough cold-pressed watercolor paper (Britannia) made of wood fibers. This is also from Hahnemühle and it allowed me an excellent work back and forth. I was able to apply color and, to a certain extent, remove it again. The Cézanne is made of 100% cotton shades and allows removing paint very spartan. It absorbs the water damn fast. I feel» Read more