Maman, regarde!
Maman, regarde! 20×20 cm, Gouache, Astrid Volquardsen, 2021

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The Treasure Hunters

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I don’t know what it’s all about that all of a sudden so many people are running around with metal detectors. Maybe I’m also missing the thrill of the excitement until the moment when the »treasure« reveals itself.  ... Read More

Maman, regarde! (Mom,look!)

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It was a long time ago, but I remember it clearly as if it were yesterday. Maman, regarde! (Mum, look!), Gouache, 20×20, Astrid Volquardsen, 2021 It was a hot day outside the Louvre in Paris and we were waiting... Read More

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In May 2013 (my God it was a long time ago) I was sitting in the portico of Westminster Abbey’s cloister. It was so quiet and secluded from car traffic there, interrupted only by the bustle of the Westminster... Read More

The mixture makes it (#1)

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Sketchbook, Astrid Volquardsen, 2020 A large wide field are color mixtures from different manufacturers. There is no wrong and right here. There is one exception that I would like to make: Here, too, it depends on the pigment quality.... Read More