Colourimpressions: Winterfog

0

We’ve got loads of snow this Winter and loads of fog. Unfortunaltely the sun hardly shows up to dip the scenery in this beautifully blueish purple pigment. So I have to stay with the fog. It’s more interesting in the twilight, rather than during the day, when its only grey, grey… you know it. So, I’m back to my small studies, trying to catch the feeling and color of the place. I do struggle and think to do some Notans to get a better understanding of the compositorial possibilities, because the value range is so limited.

Winternebel I, 12×12cm,
2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

Winternebel II, 12×12cm,
2010 © Astrid Volquardsen
Winternebel III, 12×21cm,
2010© Astrid Volquardsen

Winternebel IV, 10×17cm,
2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

My studio

The studio is diveded by a big shelf, which I use for the storage of my frames, framing material etc. The bubble wrap prevents it from dusting.Now, I want to open up my studio for you, so you can have a look. We moved this summer and my studio is much bigger than my old one. This feels really nice, because it offers various advantages. First off all, I can lay out all my pastels.

2009 © Astrid Volquardsen

The studio is diveded by a big shelf, which I use for the storage of my frames, framing material etc. The bubble wrap prevents it from dusting.
Because my studio is now in the basement, I need really good light sources and use the »True Light« bubbles. They work really, really well.

2009 © Astrid Volquardsen

 

2009 © Astrid Volquardsen

 

I have now a comfy armchair to lean back and look at my paintings. Well, I love that!

On the wall you can see my pastel chart. This way I can always find out the pastel numbers etc., if just one tiny piece is left. I hate it, if I can’t find or buy the colors I used. And I don’t get to nervous, if my work space get messed up.

It’s nice to hang a mirror on the wall behind my easel. I only need to turn around for a checkup now.

1 76 77 78 79