How they’re made

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I have always been influenced by how artists like Ingre, and Rubens used the glazing method of oil painting (building up layers of thinned oil paint), whereas they used red for the under painting for their skin tones, I use it to create more depth in my water paintings.

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With the ‘fishinberlin’ collages I first make a sketch which I use as a template to cut out the acrylic painted paper for the finished collage.

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scratched water ( volkspark, friedrichshain )

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oil on canvas, 75cm x 75cm.

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Irmgard, und Marlene in der Straßenbahn, Rosenthaler Platz

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Acrylic painted paper collage, 29,7cm x 42cm

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Hatti, und Hieronymus Hecht im Nordbahnhof

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Acrylic painted paper collage, 29,7cm x 42cm.

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sketches of empty seats

 

 

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Oil on board, top 24cm x 30cm, bottom 30cm x 40cm

 

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Teutoburger Platz n°3

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oil on canvas, 80cm x 60cm

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the Spree n°5

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Oil on canvas, one metre by one metre.

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Teutoburger Platz N°2, Berlin

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Oil on canvas, 40cm x 40cm

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a different kettle of fish

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Re-post of a self-portrait I painted about eighteen months ago. Oil on canvas, 36cm x 45cm

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Five more fish in Berlin

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Each of the above is an acrylic painted, paper collage, 30cm x 42cm. From left is Back to the future, Klosterstrasse / Mary, and Wolfgang in Leise Park / Der Schrei, Straßburgerstrasse.

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landscape painting (Teutoburger Platz, Berlin)

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This is something new I’ve been working on, and off since January. It is oil on canvas, 50 cm x 70cm. Thanks to Bettina for taking the photo.

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Pond life, Berlin

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Another tryptic of ‘fish in Berlin’. To the left is ‘Lampenlicht Ludwig in Belforter Strasse’, centre ‘Rosa zu Hause’, and right ‘ Gang Green in Munz straße’. You can click on each image to get a closer look. They are acrylic painted paper collages, 42cm by 29,7cm.

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Valentin Insel, Tegeler See N°4

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Oil on canvas, One metre forty by ninety centimetres. I should say thank-you to Kris, an old school friend of mine who took some better photos of my more recent paintings during a visit he made last week.

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Valentin Insel, Tegeler See N°3

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Oil on canvas, One metre fifty by one metre.

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the spree N°2

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Here’s the latest of my water paintings, it’s oil on canvas, and one metre by one metre fifty. I’m working on another at the moment, which hopefully will be finished next week.

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Berlin See Shanty

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Here are three of my ‘fish in Berlin’ series. They are acrylic painted, paper collages, and each 42cm x 29,7cm in size. Please click on image to enlarge. Left is Samuel, and Theo at Alexanderplatz Bahnhof, centre is Carla in a canteen, and right is Vincent at Panorama strasse N°1.


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Dämmerung (Fischerinsel, Berlin)

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Here is the latest painting, which I’ve just finished this morning. It is oil on canvas, and one metre eighty by ninety centimetres.  I’ve started the next painting a couple of weeks ago already, and hopefully will be finished in a couple more.

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Die Welle. Der Volkspark Teich, Friedrichshain, Berlin.

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I have been working on two new water paintings over the past few weeks. This one above is the smaller of the two, one metre eighty by ninety centimetres, and oil on canvas. The other painting is about half way through, so should take another couple of weeks.

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A calender of fish in Berlin

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Above are most of my fish in Berlin series which I have created over the past few years. You can click on each image to enlarge. From top left to bottom right you have, Arne in Christinenstraße/ Dougle, Doris, und Dirk am Wasserturm/ Gillbert in Dieffenbachstraße, Kruezberg/ Home by the rain, Schönhauser Allee/ Dimitri on a balcony, Teutoburgerplatz/ Millie in Lottumstraße (Feierabend)/ Hercules, and Clarissa, in the Volkspark, Friedrichshain/ Walter, Agnetha, und Sam in Senefelderplatz/ Hieronymus Hecht/ Gillbert’s Aussicht/ David, and Peter in Etc./ Gillbert in the Gloaming . They are all acrylic painted paper collage, and 30 by 42 centimetres in size.

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fish disco

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Here are some of the paintings in a series following on from the original ‘fish disco’ I did a few years back. I used to display, and sell the original paintings at fleamarkets, and a local picture framers here in Berlin. All the paintings are oil, and acrylic on wood, mostly 21cm x 30cm, with a few being 30cm x 42cm in size. I have now included a few photos from the original series in this slideshow.


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once seen never again (Kleiner Müggelsee n°5)

I finished this painting today. The idea I have with this series is to paint a moment in nature. To me this is the most abstract thing I could paint. Nature abstract.

It is oil on canvas, and one and a half metre’s by one metre.

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Kleiner Müggelsee n°4

Here is my latest Kleiner Müggelsee painting.  

It is oil on canvas, and the full size is 180cm x 90cm

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my second Berlin exhibition




Yesterday I set up my second exhibition in eight months, unbelievable since I hadn’t had one for thirteen years. It contains some of the pictures from the first exhibiton, plus some new paintings.




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Kleiner Müggelsee n°2

Here is the latest painting I’ve finished in preparation for my new exhibition. This one is 1m x 0,8m and is oil on canvas once again.

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Portrait of Billy Bass

So I’ve finally finished my latest oil painting. It’s on canvas, and 40×30 cm in size.

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This is a portrait I made of my friend Marco. Originally the plan was to paint him in oils, but created this spontaneously with torn newspaper, and liked the effect so much I gave up on the painting.

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gawn fishin!


I’m now back in Berlin and looking to start painting again!

This is an Acrylic painted paper mosaic I made a few years ago

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Journey around my room

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Here is one of a series of paintings inspired after reading a combination of Xavier de Maistre’s book ‘Journey around my room’, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’, making me look much closer at my immediate surroundings. This particular painting is oil on canvas, 30cm x 24cm. 

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a wall painting

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This is a Hans Gude painting I copied onto someones wall, in oil, a few years ago. Hans Gude was a Norwegian landscape painter, and his painting’s are well worth looking up on Google.

 

 

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finally I’ve started on some new paintings!

After a spell of making some collage, and some creative indolence, I’ve finally got back to some painting. I still have quite some time to finish them, but enjoyed my day, and was visited by Xavier who took these pictures, so thank-you to him.

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