Olein Air: Shortly after sunrise (oil painting)



Foto: (c) Marc Volquardsen 2017

Snow produces this special light even though it might not be seen directly in the painting. I painted in the sun rise at 7.30 this morning but stopped when the light had changed too much. I plan to finish that one in the studio.

After sunrise I started a second painting and the light changed again quickly and the clouds just left a tiny space for the yellow of the sky. Now one has to work quickly, setting colors and values and just leave it alone. I am quite satisfied except with the bank at the bridge. I might go back to this one in the studio and do some correcting touches. I will probably regret it.



Shortly after sunrise, 18×24cm, oil MDF board, 2017, Astrid Volquardsen


Let me introduce you to Charlie.

20170115-Hamburg-AstridVolquardsen-0008We’re playing wild dog. Fun game when you’re getting cold

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9 Responses

  1. Brigitte Shaw

    Hello Astrid,
    You are doing amazing work with your oils. Hopefully you didn’t regret touching up your painting in your studio and that the work was a success. Just when your snow email came through I received another to say that my plein air painting day is cancelled today because of the heat dowm here in Melbourne – 40′. Loved the photos of Charlie and you getting warm.
    Continue your lovely work,

    • Astrid

      Managed to save the painting. Thanks so much.

  2. Mark Rast

    Looks pretty cold out there but very nice painting!!!!

    • Astrid

      Hi Mark,
      yes, but I don’t mind too much.

  3. Mona Wolff

    Ich freue mich jedesmal wenn mein Smarty piepst und ein neue Nachricht von Dir (darf ich Du sagen, in unserer Malgruppe so üblich) kommt.
    Es sind stimmungsvolle Bilder von unserer schönen Hansestadt. Ich bin jedesmal begeistert .
    Weiter so.
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Ingrid

    Klasse getroffen Astrid !
    Herzlichen Gruß
    von Ingrid aus Radbruch

    • Astrid


  5. Svenja

    So eine schöne Winterstimmung! Man sieht dem Bild fast an, wie kalt deine Finger gewesen sein müssen!
    Wie befestigst du eigentlich die MDF- bzw. Malplatten auf dem Brett auf der Staffelei? Das sieht immer fast selbstklebend aus?!
    Viele, liebe Grüße und einen guten Start in die Woche!

    • Astrid

      Hallo Svenja,
      das geht tatsächlich mit Klebeband, bzw. ich tackere die Platten von hinten fest. Ich werde mal einen Beitrag dazu machen.