I have finished all 44 presidents (in reality only 43 because one was president twice). After finishing I thought that I could create a book by just adding a short description about every president.
I cost me a couple of hours while I was on holiday in Austria but now I have finished. I used a software you can download from the internet to create the book and now you can download or buy it from blurb.de.
Have fun to read it and investigate the paintings. Soon the book will also be available on Amazon.
Another opening with an international painter. Months ago I was driving with my car the main street in Altendorf, a village not so far away. From the street I was able to see the big paintings of a very impressive painter VOKA from Austria I already knew.
Immediately I stoppend and entered the gallery with name Kunst7 and had a look at the nice paintings. A couple of days ago I visited the homepage of the gallery and saw that this painter will have his opening just days later.
I told my friend and we attended the opening. Was really impressive. Had a small talk with the painter and bought a book signed by him.
I had already seen some paintings of David Flury, a local painter in the internet and thought: “Wow this guy knows his profession!” One evening I was searching for local exhibitions in Einsiedeln and found an article about an opening the same day with David Flury in the Chärnehus.
I just called my friend and we went there, to see the paintings of this guy. We were late and therefore almost the last guests. So we were inspecting all the paintings and afterwards started a small talk with the painter.
It ended with having several beers with Dave and a nice discussion with him and his wife. Was a very nice evening.
A friend gave me a box of acrylic chalks and showed me how to rapidly paint a face. A couple of months ago I was wondering if I could do it like him and made a first try. Luckily the first try was not too bad so that I had the courage to continue with probing. The second painting was already impressive for my personal judgement.
Immediately I had an idea for a new project. Painting portraits is very fascinating if you see a painter doing it very fast and in a profession that you immediately can identify the person which has been portrayed.
My idea is to paint the faces of all 44 American presidents, starting with the first and coming back to the current one, Obama. There is a list on Wikipedia with all US presidents and on Google you can find pictures of about everyone of them. Here are the first and the second one, Washington and Adams.
Since 6 months I am working on a new painting project. A friend had the good idea to participate at a local market where you can sell your pictures.
Only condition is that you have at least 40 pictures. So we started to paint like devil. My plan was to stay with one theme and make all 40 pictures about the same topic. After some thinking I decided to paint men.
I saw similar paintings on a web page about hobby painters and thought staying with one topic is much easier than getting creative again and again.
First I made the drawing for all 40 frames. This was the hard work but I was able to finish it within about 2 weeks. After that I continued with adding color to the first pictures. This is much more time consuming.
Here is the result of the first 20 paintings: all men with green suit. Click here to see all of them. The next 10 pictures will be in red and are currently under work.
A friend an me, we decided this summer to join the local sailing club and to start sailing.
The lake with the sailing club area is just 1.5 kilometers from our flat, and I always wished to have my own boat. So, was just a question of time to start with this hobby.
And here is my boat. I bought it from a couple from the club who doesn’t need it anymore. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s a Helbling 485!
Next spring, as soon as there is enough water in the lake, I will do my first turn.
Normally I am not the guy who is buying a sports device before he is sure to practise the sport. But this time, it will be different. But I’m sure, this will become a lovely hobby.
I have a new hobby. In March I had an accident while jogging in the wood and had to go to hospital for a medical treatment. Since then I had to reduce my sportive activities which was not easy a the beginning.
Meanwhiles it is better and I am even happy because I spend more time with my kids again. But I also have a new hobby. Together with a friend we have rented a small room in the next building and do painting there.
This is a funny hobby. I was quite a good painter in school and even won once a school championship. But since then I lever practiced it. But my friend has this hobby since more than ten years, so once a month we meet in our room and drink beer and paint.
This is one of the good paintings I have done so far. Its not easy!