You probably will ask: “Why can a tree be called ‘naked’?” Well – I was thinking of the structures of the wood beneath the bark, of the smooth surfaces, smooth on one hand, but twisted, gnarly and maybe broken on the other hand. I have no clue whether a tree like this exists at all – but I can feel the wooden structures under my fingers.
Two weeks ago our University staff went on a trip to Potsdam, the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg. We visited a very famous building, the Belvedere on the “Pfingstberg”. Of course I took photographs of the building (you will see them later on this blog), but I was also interested in the small things of nature and found this stump with two mushrooms on it.
I like the structure of the cracks in the wood, and how the mushrooms seem to sit on them – they remind me of two white eyes in a brown face. Maybe we should call it the face of fall?
This belongs also to the artwork presented in the oldest church of Berlin, the Nikolai church.
Here I tried to create the textures and colours of some wooden branches. I had a photo for reference, but in the middle of the painting process I decided not to follow it too closely.
I am really enjoying my copic markers. They are rather known in the Manga artist world – which is a style I don’t feel very much drawn to. But it is written nowhere that you cannot use them for a different kind of art, and for them moment I think I have found a way which suits me best – using them for colouring my ink drawings.