Monday, August 7, 2017


I met A. today in Ottensen, Altona and we spent some hours sketching together. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Blankenese Juni 2017

As I will give my first urban sketching workshop here in Blankenese Treppenviertel (stairs quarter) next week, I spent the last days walking around, looking for inspiring places where I can take the group of 15 sketchers. Well, Blankenese is full of charming corners! I just hope that it will not rain.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Everytime I paint outside with water colors I get impatient because I have to wait for the individual layers to dry. Today I tried painting on two sketches in parallel so the left side can dry while I work on the right side. It was fun.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

visiting R&P

Every time I visit Leamington Spa I am fascinated by the English houses

and by the beautiful parks. I have spent a whole morning in Jephson Gardens sketching some trees.

It's already a tradition to visit S. in her allotments.

I tried to sketch R. with Billy 

and for P. was no more time left. We had to leave for dinner.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Figure drawing

Some weeks ago I joined a class of figure drawing in the VHS Hamburg led by Mona Wolfs. More than 20 years ago I was also teaching figure drawing over a period of 7 years and Mona was my favorite model. After that she studied art and became an artist. Today I am taking part in her class.

These are quick sketches of Mona drawn by me in my class 1995.


Drawing nude again after a break of 20 years is a very good experience for me. I really don't care about the results, I just enjoy playing and experimenting with my different material. I feel totally free and the two and a half hours are rushing by. 

Last Wednesday I wanted to catch this special situation of a naked model posing in a middle of a room, where people are sitting around, watching and drawing him.