Plein Air Pastel

© Marc Volquardsen


It’s too cold for May and I’m longing for warmer days. We spend a couple of days in the far north of Germany at the Flensborg Fjord. The sailors obviously don’t care about the cold weather and add a pituresque element to the landscape. For short moments the sun showed up and I enjoyed this plein air sketching so much.

© Marc Volquardsen

5 Responses

  1. Brian McGurgan
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    Looks like a beautiful place to work, Astrid, and your pastel is wonderful – despite the cold and wind!

  2. Jala Pfaff
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    What is this Astrid magic, to be able to make paintings like this–and while standing in the cold, too?

  3. Astrid Volquardsen
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    Hi Brian
    yes, it is a beautiful place to work and I can't wait to get back when it's warmer.
    By the way, it's great that you're coming to Germany.Hessen is a beautiful place.

    Hi Jala,
    well thanks for the Astrid magic, but you didn't see the pictures from the other day where the magic stayed somewhere, but not on my pastell….:-)

  4. loriann
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    Isn't being outdoors the best? It infuses the piece with a special something. Could you show us this piece up close?
    Always an admirer,

  5. Casey Klahn
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    I admire the amount of finish you bring to this.

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