Category: Sketchbook

Stefan513593 - Part 5 - Sketchbook 14

Sketchbook pages (15): Visual ideas for my project – photograph transfer

Working with photographic images as base (taken from location): From my initial photo shots from location (see:  http://ocapainting1.stefanschaffeld.com/?p=3443)  of the deteriorating residential building I printed out a few photos on regular paper with my inkjet printer, and transferred them with acrylic adhesive to my sketchbook. A technique I experimented with earlier with own color studies – see at: Part 2…

Stefan513593 - Part 5 - Sketchbook 17

Sketchbook pages (14): Visual ideas for my project

A further exploration of ground, textured and less textured, though still meaningful through my approach of making it – at times leaving the tool be part of the picture  – a possible direction to go for my project.   Found leaves (crushed), linseed oil, gouache, charcoal: => the texture foreground with found objects mirror with gouache paint in the background…

Sketchbook pages (13): Sketchbook #11 – Aare river, Switzerland

This sketchbook is from my sketch crawl close to my residence in Switzerland (Bremgarten, canton Bern) at the river Aare. Inspired by nature, water and residential architecture in the neighbourhood. My physical and embodied encounter with the world around me. I have to say that it was quite cold outside, around zero and felt like minus something. Well prepared with…

Sketchbook pages (12): Sketchbook #08 – Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Sketching outdoor and looking outside through windows at and in the neighbourhood of my workplace in Meiringen, Switzerland and some views on the mountain Niesen, Thun on the way back home. Working fluently with watercolour, exploring human presence, and investigating various viewpoints. A visual note-taking of impressions and thoughts. A time based looking through my sketchbook –  filled with impressions:…

Stefan513593 - Sketchbook Part 4 - 5

Sketchbook pages (11): Exploration of theme ‘The Mountain Cries’

Based on my earlier sketchbook works I explored deeper how I can work with water and fluidity. I eventually came up with some ideas and a new theme  ‘The Mountain cries‘. Keeping the void and the deep black as visual elements. Color: visual element, uncanny, mood, I am excited to see how this will develop further. I can links to eco…

Sketchbook pages (5) – Flowers

A selection of sketchbook pages (plastic foil, oil pastels, gouache, acrylic, crayon): Experiment with layering with white or black pastels /gouche for receding effect (mirror effect) Painting on plastic foil works inly with acrylic, gouache paint spatters off (interesting effect though) => Initially ma intention was to kept flat (no way to get there I assume), but now I like…

Sketchbook pages (3) – Optical mixing and assemblage

A selection of sketchbook pages gouache, collage – inspired by David Hominal and Jean Dubuffet’s assemblage Ink and metal mesh => another approach to optical mixing, trying to make a color wheel, quite challenging, close to serigraphy with masking. Later I found that Ian Davenport uses this kind of optical effect in his  work ‘Untitled’, 2009 (29x21cm) – click here Salt…