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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Landpartie


Starting early for my hike in Dahn, i draw these timberframe houses from a spot in front of the bakery, and some villagers buying their breakfast stop to take a look at what i´m doing.


Barely half an hour later is my first stop: Castles of Dahn. Castle ruins like these are quite common in southwestern Palatinate.They are made of and built on red sandstone and they seem to grow straight out of the ground.


Along the way, some strange breed of cows soak up the sun like it´s spring already.


And the way home.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Fassenacht

 

Fastnacht/Carnival in Mainz, everything is decorated in blue, red, yellow and white. Even the statue of Johannes Gutenberg couldn´t escape the notorious cap. The floats are shown before the parade, usually commenting on the current political and social situation in Germany and abroad. This one shows the three wise monkeys, sitting on a EU flag as they watch a refugee ship sink.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pendler




Commuters on regional trains in Hesse and Rhineland Palatinate.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Naturhistorisches Museum, 2.



Great turnout at our last sketchmeeting in Mainz last saturday! We all drew the mandatory skeletons at Naturhistorische Museum and even though i already went twice to sketch there, i´m tempted to go again when they open up their new exposition.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Friday, 21 February 2014

Kulisse



Winter sketching often means bar or café sketching, either with a cup of coffee to warm up or with a beer to let the lines flow more loosely.
One of the local places i like is Kulisse; it has a dimly lit interior, a lot of dark wood paneling and theatre themed decoration. Also very tasty Flammekuchen.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Burg Rheinstein


The castle as seen from the hiking trail that runs parallel to the Rhine.