A lot is going on at the upcoming weekend 26th & 27th August in the city district of Uhlenhorst in Hamburg. The name "Uhlenhorst" means "owl nest" and came from some abandoned farm houses close to Hamburg with owls nesting in their ruins. This was 400 year ago and today this area is one of Hamburg's central city districts with beautiful urban living spaces, individual shops and premier views onto the Alster lake and Hamburg's city centre. The "Uhlenfest" takes place each year in August with many shops, stalls and entertainment.
Meanwhile, the owl has become the symbol for the people of Uhlenhorst and also stands for a great community of caring neighbourhood, successful local businesses and people with an open view to the world.
Der Stadtteil Uhlenhorst in Hamburg wird wieder viel bieten am nächsten Wochenende 26. & 27. August. Der Name "Uhlenhorst" bedeutet "Eulennest" und hat seinen Ursprung von einem verlassenen Gehöft in dem Eulen hausten vor den Toren des alten Hamburgs. Dies ist schon 400 Jahre her und heute ist dieser Ort einer der ganz zentralen Stadteile mit herrlichen Wohngebieten, kleine Läden und exklusiven Blick auf die Alster und Hamburgs Mitte. Das Uhlenfest findet jedes Jahr im August statt und bietet viel Unterhaltung, gutes Essen und interessante Dinge zum Kauf.
Die Eule ist mittlerweile das Symbol der Uhlenhorster geworden und steht für eine gute und achtsame Community, erfolgreiche lokale Geschäfte und den offenen Blick in die Welt.
Two new works in ink and watercolour are on display during and after the Uhlenfest at the TAYAS coffee house. They are also available for purchase. Anyone interested can please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zwei neue Arbeiten in Tinte und Wasserfarbe sind während des Uhlenfestes und auch darüberhinaus im Kaffeehaus TAYAS ausgestellt und können ebenfalls erworben werden. Kaufinteressenten senden bitte eine E-Mail an: email@example.com
Waldohreule / Long-eared Owl (Original, 2017)
Ink and water colour on paper
Image size 22,5 x 15 cm
(The painting is mounted into a white passepartout, under glass in a black wooden frame 41,5 x 31,5 cm)
Waldkauz / Tawny Owl (Original, 2017)
Ink and water colour on paper
Image size 22,5 x 16 cm
(The painting is mounted into white passepartout, under glass in a black wooden frame 41,5 x 31,5 cm)
An intensive week of working on life portrait painting techniques with the American realist painter David Gray certainly goes very quickly.
And if you ask what would be the take-away from this experience? Or, could one use it for the next painting that is up the easel or the next time the palette is about to be set up? From me that's a big fat YES!
Regardless which nuances a realist artist favors in his work, this workshop will help to approach problems from a new angle, more confident and surely refines your very own painting method to set yourself up for success. In addition to the deep insides David was giving during his entire painting process, I found it very valuable that the fast progression of the workshop revealed any weaknesses in producing a correct drawing as well as the student's ability to handle values and colour relationships in the right way. The mix of self-judgment and critiques while working alongside various painters with different styles and experiences adds a lot value to the workshop and was probably one of the highlights for me. Apart from developing a convincing painting methodically, David was able to create an atmosphere of great respect, attention and focus to the work. I enjoyed this fantastic week in Manchester, the valuable discussions with fellow artists and the of course the great fun we all had together.
Credits to David, Hena, Jane, Harry, Duggie, Mavis, Jayne, Sam, Virgil, Richard, Jenny, Louis and, of course, David Gray
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I am very happy to be one of the 18 selected artists that will be presented at the final exhibition as part of the international YICCA 16/17 contest in Vilnius.
The exhibition at The Rooster Gallery starts with the opening reception on 01 June 2017.
Find more information about all 18 finalists in the press release and through the link attached.
Drawing for me is the basis of any good painting and thinking back of my time in the UK I really did enjoy human figure drawing sessions at Heatherley's and the Queensgate Studios. I discovered the Honigfabrik in Hamburg, a place for all kinds of art and cultural that offers old school drawing sessions with changing models. I had fun studying the quick 2-minutes-poses and was actually quite stunned by the patience and skills every one put into it. So, I might be going more often ;-D
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