Colors and shapes


© Astrid Volquardsen 2013 In France we had this really nice conversation that artist obviously see/ perceive the world differently. To speak for myself I almost see everything in color and shapes. The following photos illustrate what I mean. © … Read More

Colour impressions


Pastell, 12×12cm, 2010 © Astrid Volquardsen Same place, next morning. The night was warm and rainy. So it was damp, but the cold colors of the frost were missing. Related Posts Colors and shapes High in the sky Colourimpression: Birches … Read More

Colour impression


Nach dem ersten Frost,Pastell, 13×21cm, 2010 © Astrid Volquardsen Even though most of the trees have lost their foliage, there is still this wonderful reddish warm color in the air. When I do this color studies, I don’t take any … Read More

Colour impressions

Farbimpression, 10×17 cm, Pastell, 2010 © Astrid Volquardsen   Another color impression. The more often I do it, the more I do enjoy it. Related Posts High in the sky Colourimpression: Birches Monotypie Colour impressions Colourimpressions: Winterfog

High in the sky


This week we had this fantastic weahter, typicall for April. I just love to watch the quick changes in the sky: From light clear blue to dramatic scenarios. Yummie… So I said at the window, took everythink in and hurried … Read More

Colourimpression: Birches


Studie, Pastell, je 10×17cm, 2010, © Astrid Volquardsen   Our new neighbourhood is surrounded by birches, so now I can easily observe how they change their color every day. I always believed they start right away with some light green. … Read More



2010 © Astrid Volquardsen   The idea for the monotypes first came to me during an exhibition visit in Paris. Reading some information about Degas‹ work, it struck me, that some of his pastels were done over monotype. Degas applied … Read More

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