Looking Closely at Nature

Lately I’ve been somehow obsessed with nature drawings.

Leaves and flowers are slowly withering as fall is arriving, so I did some ink drawings of this natural process.

 

 

Some New Prints…

I haven’t done any printmaking for a while but now I want to start again with linocuts and woodcuts.  I would like to do more of these…

 

Small Pastel Sketches

I did these small sketches with soft pastel drawing pencils using my macro photographs as a source of inspiration.

I guess they will also look nice as a series of small-scale prints…

 

A Journey to the Emerald Island…

Spending a few days of my Easter holidays travelling through Ireland, I simply have to say that I am overwhelmed by the cultural heritage and the natural beauty of this green island.

I want to find time for a longer trip, maybe renting a car and driving through the beautiful countryside and along the rough coastline.

Here are just some impressions…

Easy Printing

Printing is just fun, whatever material you print on…

At the moment I enjoy printing on fabric. So I got these nice pillow cases, cut out easy stencils and printed some floral motifs with green, blue und white textile paint.

It’s a simple idea but looks really pretty on your sofa!

Things I Like Today

It seems that blogging has gone viral in my family…

My partner has just started his own blog. He wants to write about our travel experiences and share some beautiful travel impressions.

The name of his blog ‘Sehepunkte’ refers to the idea that every person has their own unique point of view and observes the world in a different way.

Have a look here: https://cortees.wordpress.com/

Cutting and Printing…

I’m doing quite a lot of printmaking at the moment for an upcoming exhibition in September.

So here is what I’ve done so far – basically different versions of plants in a pot.

First I printed the plants and then I printed a kind of frame around them using the monotype technique.

All of them were done without a press.