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Twasi

 

 

Paintings and Drawings

Paintings

 Welcome to my painting and drawings gallery. Although the main theme is wildlife, you will also find flowers, butterflies and motorcycles in the art gallery. Below are more detailed descriptions of each piece and by clicking onto the picture you can have a larger view. Or you can click on the mini slides above to view all in a slide show.

I hope you enjoy this listing of some of my art work. I have a number of works in progress, so visit again. Also please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

 

Reflections

This painting was done for a art exhibition with the motto: “FREEDOM”. The idea is that freedom I would like to convey is the freedom of having time with your friend. The chrome is reflecting a few other bikers. which poses the question: Is the friend the bikers or the bike?

IProject supported: Bergwaldprojekt

No Title (yet), Oil on Canvas, 80 x 60 cm

SOLD   € 480

Hoeckerschwann

This painting started out as a “practice painting”.

Taken from Terry Issac's book How to Paint Wild Animals. I changed the singing swan to the, in Germany more common, Hoeckerschwann. I also incorporated the typical color transitions of paintings from the end of 1800s. It gives the painting a feel of tradition and nobility - traits which are also describe the Hoeckerschwann. 

Project supported: NABU

Hockerschwann, Oil on Canvas, 80 x 120 cm

SOLD   € 690

Golden Eagle

This painting was a challenge because of the amount of brown. It was very difficult not producing mud. Also raptors have a second transparent protective eyelid. I hoped to capture the second it started to close because she is going to strike.

Project supported: WWF

Golden Eagle, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 80 cm

€ 690

Amur Leopard

I love to work in oil pastels. They give me a different challenge. With oil paints I can bl - oil pastels I use pure setting colors next to each other.

This work is inspired by the courage and hope of the helpers working to save this animal it's natural inhabitant in Siberia.

Project supported: WWF - all profits will go to this project.

Amur Leopard, Oil Pastels on Canvas, 50 x 60 cm

€ 145

Tiger Eyes - Adult

.This painting is the first of a series. I enjoyed doing this painting

Project supported: WWF

Tigers Eyes 1, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 40 cm

€ 445

Tiger Eyes - Cub

This was the forth of the series of close-ups of predators’  eyes  I wanted to catch the wonder and excitement of a young cub taking in the world.

Project supported: WWF

Tiger Eyes 2, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 40 cm

€ 445

Freedom

This painting was constructed for an exhibition with the motto “FREEDOM”. For many people total freedom is found on a bike.  For me freedom is being able to decide to just stop and look around. No worries. Enjoy the sunset or sunrise. Just stop and enjoy being alive.

Project supported: Greenpeace

Freedom, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 80 cm

SOLD  € 690

Siberian Tiger

Snow is a very difficult subject  in a painting. The greatest challenge in this painting was finding the color balance. 

Project supported: WWF

Siberian Tiger, Oil on Canvas, 70 x 60 cm

€ 395

Black Zebra

A negative drawing on canvas of a zebra drinking and it's reflection in the water.

Zebras aren't usually considered to be endangered but they are an important part of the Eco-system .

Project supported: WWF

Black Zebra, Oil Pastels on Canvas, 30 x 90 cm

€ 90

“Mix up a little more shadow color here, then we can put us a little shadow right in there. See how you can move things around? You have unlimited power on this canvas -- can literally, literally move mountains”
― Bob Ross

Eagle Eyes

This was one of the most difficult paintings I have painted. Thee challenge of a large white area not looking flat and the large black pupils not looking cartoony. I used some grays and greens n the white and by applying various mediums I was able to get the irises to be the main focus.

Project supported: WWF

Eagle Eyes, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 40 cm

SOLD

European Wolf

This painting is one of my favorites. I wanted to show the look wolves have when protecting their kill. Looking up and meeting you eye to eye.  This is mine.

Project supported: WWF

European Wolf, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 40 cm

SOLD

The Dark Knight

I wanted to capture the mysterium of one of our closest relatives. Is he bored? Is his interested? Is he thinking? And if so, what kind of thoughts does he have?

Project supported: WWF

Gorilla, Graphite on Special Canvas, 60 x 80 cm

SOLD

Admiral

This painting is more exciting than the photograph shows. I believe this painting was twenty years in the making. I played with various techniques until I found a way to paint the fine scales; to give the wings the powdery feel; and finding just the right yellow tone.

Project supported: NABU

Admiral, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 50 cm

SOLD

Look Down

I did parts of this painting with a toothpick. Yes, you read that correctly - a toothpick. I actually included the veins running through the wings of this small everyday butterfly. Small and everyday but one of God's flying flowers.

Project supported: NABU

Look Down, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 cm

SOLD

Rose

This painting is actually my first attempt at glazing.  I have a few paintings planned using this technique. They are going to be very challenging for me since the painting is done in layers, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next. Since I  am - what I call - a transition painter- moving the colors somewhat softly mixed, it helped me further the possibilities. It gave me the knowledge to paint the motorcycle paintings.

Rose, Oil on Board, 42 x 37 cm

NOT FOR SALE

Paintings in Progress

What's on the Easel?

Here are a couple of painting I am currently working on. Often the initial block-in is pretty good and then I start painting. It often goes through a phase of looking pretty poor before the soul starts peeping through. Often people will ask if it isn't already finished. But just by putting in a couple of more hours, the soul begins to shine. Stopping at the right moment is also sometimes the biggest challenge.