Plein Air Pastell

© Marc Volquardsen

It’s too cold for May and I’m longing for warmer days. We spend a couple of days in the far north of Germany at the Flensborg Fjord. The sailors obviously don’t care about the cold weather and add a pituresque element to the landscape. For short moments the sun showed up and I enjoyed this plein air sketching so much.

© Marc Volquardsen

5 Responses

  1. Brian McGurgan

    Looks like a beautiful place to work, Astrid, and your pastel is wonderful – despite the cold and wind!

  2. Jala Pfaff

    What is this Astrid magic, to be able to make paintings like this–and while standing in the cold, too?

  3. Astrid Volquardsen

    Hi Brian
    yes, it is a beautiful place to work and I can't wait to get back when it's warmer.
    By the way, it's great that you're coming to Germany.Hessen is a beautiful place.

    Hi Jala,
    well thanks for the Astrid magic, but you didn't see the pictures from the other day where the magic stayed somewhere, but not on my pastell….:-)

  4. loriann

    Isn't being outdoors the best? It infuses the piece with a special something. Could you show us this piece up close?
    Always an admirer,

  5. Casey Klahn

    I admire the amount of finish you bring to this.