Thursday, July 28, 2011


Portrait  Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43cm. 

This is a typical 'Michele Portrait' .... When I don't have a model or a photo, my portraits look all similar ! First at al,l they all look so sad and always a little bit like they are coming from another world !!!
Even when I have a look at really old portraits that I have done when I studied, they have the same expression ! I wonder why that is....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

'Genuss' and more Red Riding Hood !

Genuss Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43cm.

She had not seen the wolf in him Mixed media on paper 29x43cm.

Apart Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43cm.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43 cm.

Red Riding Hood   Acrylic on paper 29x43cm.

I didn't paint for 2 weeks after my little '30 day art challenge, not because I needed a brake, but because there was the school holidays and even I wanted to paint , there is never enough time !

Even after  only this short brake, I feel somehow it is starting from the beginning again ... The question , WHAT to paint and even HOW to paint :) 

The first day I painted the 'Red Riding Hood' which really was just an enlargement of one of the sketches. The sketch is much stronger as always .... I don't even know why I bother to rework sketches in a larger size , but as a starting point after resting for 2 weeks , it was probably sensitive to do ! The painting yesterday 'Unschuld' was  a new idea, but still involves the wolf and Red Riding Hood . 

With the title I realised, that some words you just can not translate. ' Unschuld' ( German )  meaning : innocence, but also virginity and it has the word 'Schuld' which means 'fault, mistake' and 'schuldig' is 'guilty' which  with other words means , once you loose your innocence you are guilty ! So I left the German title ... There are so many words that you can't translate without loosing some of it's meaning ! 

At the end one question, that you maybe can help me with ...Why do you call 'Red Riding Hood' like that in english ? In all other languages I am aware of, she is called after her red hood ... Why is she riding ? Does anybody know ?