Friday, December 30, 2011

Morning on the Island of the Phaeacians

digital painting, 20x16 in, 300 dpi
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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jacobs dream

digital painting, acrylic, pens, Swarovski crystals, epoxy, 8x10in

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Orpheus and Eurydike epoxy painting


digital painting, acrylic, pens, Swarovski crystals, epoxy 8x10in

Monday, October 3, 2011

digital painting landscape

16x20in, 2400x3000 px, 150 dpi
made mostly with Artrage, partly with GIMP
custom made acrylic paintings from the digital paintings at
https://sites.google.com/site/digitalartpaintings/

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

small digital paintings

scrawling-a day at the beach
small painting-nightwalk
scrawling-listening to violin concert no.1 "Scherzo" by Sergej Prokofiev


custom made acrylic paintings from the digital paintings at
https://sites.google.com/site/digitalartpaintings/ 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Digital Scrawling "Lapis Lazuli"

10x8 in, 1500x1200 px, 150 dpi
I can make a custom acrylic painting from this for you
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Digital scrawlings and small paintings

During school lessons I made scrawlings with blue ink on paper. Later I started making small ink and watercolor paintings. That was how my art developed. The shapes of these scrawlings are the basic of most of my artwork, paintings and jewelry.
In 2011 I started making digital paintings, and in September I found the program Artrage. This is a fantastic program that simulates real painting in an unbelievable way. It is especially good in watercolors. It feels and looks like painting with real watercolors.

Now there are three kinds of digital programs I use:
1) Picture manipulating programs. Most of the time this is not really painting, but applying transformation operations to pictures to get something new.
I use the completely free program GIMP for making such paintings. It is comparable to Photoshop and has everything you need for picture manipulating.

2) Classical painting simulating programs. The ones I use are Corel Painter Essentials and now almost exclusively Artrage.

3) Small painting simulating programs for special operations and fast sketches
I use mypaint (it is a complete painting program, but it doesn`t have a s many features as Artrage. It is completely free).
Mypaint is a very good program with many easy to use brushes. It is fast to understand, fast to use, and the brushes are great for doing all kinds of sketches.
There are some other free programs online for download like Artweaver. The ones I tested are all surprisingly good and work well.


Some of the scrawlings in this album I will maybe use for making epoxy paintings or canvas prints from them to paint onto them with real colors. Some of them will be more finished than others. These I will use as paintings for the joint project "music and paintings".
http://music-and-paintings.blogspot.com/





inspired by a Monteverdi-Madirigal (Zefiro Torna)
I made a small painting in 2007 with pens on paper to another hit of Monteverdi, "Ahime ch`io cado"
http://youtu.be/O933ztu1eDM


 holiday trip- salamder, hornet, fish and spider
8x10 in, 1500 x1200 px, 96 dpi


Thursday, September 15, 2011


OR
16x20 in, 2400x3000px, 150 dpi

ג וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי אוֹר; וַיְהִי-אוֹר.
3 And God said: 'Let there be light.' And there was light.


ד וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאוֹר, כִּי-טוֹב; וַיַּבְדֵּל אֱלֹהִים, בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.


 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Digital Painting "Bereshit" 20x16in, 2400x3000px, 150 dpi
א בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ. 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. ב וְהָאָרֶץ, הָיְתָה תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ, וְחֹשֶׁךְ, עַל-פְּנֵי תְהוֹם; וְרוּחַ אֱלֹהִים, מְרַחֶפֶת עַל-פְּנֵי הַמָּיִם. 2 Now the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters.
original Hebrew text spoken
from http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0101.htm




Song "Bereshit"

Lyre: Michael Levy

see our joint project "music and paintings"

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

painted rosewood metal brooch

brooch Rose Wood, Nickelsilver, petrified wood crushed,lapis lazuli crushed,Shellac pieces,epoxy,pens, acrylic, brass,Heatite crushed and hand cut stone



I put this one on my painting blog, even if it is not a painting. But the style of the painting on the rose wood is the same as in my normal paintings.

I tried some things on this one. New for me is the use of wood combined with metal in a sort of a big bezel. I also did some carving on the wood.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Digital Painting Orpheus and Eurydike

2400x3000px, 150dpi, 16x20in, 2011
made using a photo of the acrylic painting from 2007
video with music from the opera "L`Orfeo" by Claudio Monteverdi at
Original Painting (jpg file) available for download at

Thursday, June 16, 2011

epoxy painting "thoughts-sparkling tunes in the dark"


print of digital painting, acrylic,  pens, epoxy, Schlagmetall (thin brass leaf), Swarovski crystals, acrylic gem


song with same title from the album in progress "metamorphoses":

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

 












Joseph in Egypt, acrylic,pens,Swarovski crystals,lapis lazuli, aluminum embossed, gold flakes
canvas on wood panel, 16x20m in, 2011





Thursday, March 24, 2011

digital painting Joseph in Egypt


a song belongs to the painting


this is the new song "Joseph in Egypt". It is a co production with artist Michael Levy from the UK, who plays Lyre. He recorded a composition and sent it to me. I modified the track with synthesizer methods.
The song belongs to the unfinished acrylic painting "Joseph in Egypt".


Michael Levy`s music is available at
http://www.reverbnation.com/store/store/artist_1132710?item_type=music

His website is at
http://www.ancientlyre.com/

subtitles of the song:
1) Joseph
2) the plot / the cistern / the caravan
3) in Potiphar`s house
4) imprisoned / nightmare / Pharaoh`sdreams
5) on the way

Friday, March 4, 2011

Herakles searching for the garden of the Hesperides



16x20 in
canvas print of digital painting, acrylic,pens,gold flakes, fine silver, embossed colored aluminum

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hurrian Hymn no.6


new version



older version



Hurrian Hymn no.6
after an ancient Hurrian composition (1400 BC)
performed by Michael Levy on Lyre
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mlevy4
http://ancientlyre.com/


I made another version based on his song





acrylic, pens, epoxy, metals embossed, Swarovski crystals, glass gem, holographic foil
11x14 in, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

new digital epoxy painting abstract landscape





abstract landscape
acrylic, pens, epoxy, Schlagmetall (thin brass), acrylic gems, Sterling silver
over print of digital painting
8x10m in

bigger view 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ginnunga Gap


"Ginnunga Gap"
I painted with acrylic colors on the canvas print of the digital painting "big bang".

wikipedia:
In Norse mythology, Ginnungagap ("yawning abyss") was the vast, primordial void that existed prior to the creation of the manifest universe,[1] corresponding (both in etymology and in meaning) to the Greek notion of Chaos.[2] ...An alternative etymology, linking the ginn- prefix in Ginnungagap with that found in terms with a sacral meaning, such as ginn-heilagr, ginn-regin (both referring to the gods) and ginn-runa (referring to the runes), interprets Ginnungagap as signifying a "magical (and creative) power-filled space".[3]

In the northern part of Ginnungagap lay the intense cold of Niflheim, and to the southern part lay the equally intense heat of Muspelheim. The cosmogonic process began when the effulgence of the two met in the middle of Ginnungagap.

From the Voluspa (Beginning of the Poetic Edda):

1. Hearing I ask | from the holy races,
From Heimdall's sons, | both high and low;
Thou wilt, Valfather, | that well I relate
Old tales I remember | of men long ago.
2. I remember yet | the giants of yore,
Who gave me bread | in the days gone by;
Nine worlds I knew, | the nine in the tree
With mighty roots | beneath the mold.
3. Of old was the age | when Ymir lived;
Sea nor cool waves | nor sand there were;
Earth had not been, | nor heaven above,
But a yawning gap, | and grass nowhere.
4. Then Bur's sons lifted | the level land,
Mithgarth the mighty | there they made;
The sun from the south | warmed the stones of earth,
And green was the ground | with growing leeks.
5. The sun, the sister | of the moon, from the south
Her right hand cast | over heaven's rim;
No knowledge she had | where her home should be,
The moon knew not | what might was his,
The stars knew not | where their stations were.

In Gylfaginning by Snorri Sturluson, Gylfi, the king of Sweden, receives an education in Norse mythology from Odin in the guise of three men. Gylfi learns from Odin (as Jafnhárr) that Niflheimr was the first world to be created after Muspelheim:

It was many ages before the earth was shaped that the Mist-World [Niflheimr] was made; and midmost within it lies the well that is called Hvergelmir, from which spring the rivers called Svöl, Gunnthrá, Fjörm, Fimbulthul, Slídr and Hríd, Sylgr and Ylgr, Víd, Leiptr; Gjöll is hard by Hel-gates."[3]

Odin (as Þriði) further tells Gylfi that it was when the ice from Niflheimr met the flames from Muspelheimr that creation began and Ymir was formed:

Just as cold arose out of Nifiheim [Niflheim], and all terrible things, so also all that looked toward Múspellheim became hot and glowing; but Ginnungagap was as mild as windless air, and when the breath of heat met the rime, so that it melted and dripped, life was quickened from the yeast-drops, by the power of that which sent the heat, and became a man's form. And that man is named Ymir, but the Rime-Giants call him Aurgelmir; [...]


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

El Dorado digital epoxy painting



El Dorado, 8x10 in, 2011

this is the epoxy version of the digital painting.
I took a high quality print of the digital painting, put it under a layer of epoxy, varnished the epoxy and painted on it.
2 more layers of epoxy, paint and metal followed, and at the end I put stones onto it.
...
acrylic, gel and ink pens, gold flakes, brass
Swarovski crystals, Amber, Peridot, synth. Ruby

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

new digital paintings El Dorado and the Odyssey



Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Many cities did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and customs he was acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea while trying to save his own life and bring his men safely home; but do what he might he could not save his men, for they perished through their own sheer folly in eating the cattle of the Sun-god Hyperion; so the god prevented them from ever reaching home. Tell me, too, about all these things, O daughter of Jove, from whatsoever source you may know them.

So now all who escaped death in battle or by shipwreck had got safely home except Ulysses, and he, though he was longing to return to his wife and country, was detained by the goddess Calypso, who had got him into a large cave and wanted to marry him. But as years went by, there came a time when the gods settled that he should go back to Ithaca; even then, however, when he was among his own people, his troubles were not yet over; nevertheless all the gods had now begun to pity him except Neptune, who still persecuted him without ceasing and would not let him get home.

Now Neptune had gone off to the Ethiopians, who are at the world's end, and lie in two halves, the one looking West and the other East. He had gone there to accept a hecatomb of sheep and oxen, and was enjoying himself at his festival; but the other gods met in the house of Olympian Jove, and the sire of gods and men spoke first. At that moment he was thinking of Aegisthus, who had been killed by Agamemnon's son Orestes; so he said to the other gods:

"See now, how men lay blame upon us gods for what is after all nothing but their own folly. Look at Aegisthus; he must needs make love to Agamemnon's wife unrighteously and then kill Agamemnon, though he knew it would be the death of him; for I sent Mercury to warn him not to do either of these things, inasmuch as Orestes would be sure to take his revenge when he grew up and wanted to return home. Mercury told him this in all good will but he would not listen, and now he has paid for everything in full."

Then Minerva said, "Father, son of Saturn, King of kings, it served Aegisthus right, and so it would any one else who does as he did; but Aegisthus is neither here nor there; it is for Ulysses that my heart bleeds, when I think of his sufferings in that lonely sea-girt island, far away, poor man, from all his friends. It is an island covered with forest, in the very middle of the sea, and a goddess lives there, daughter of the magician Atlas, who looks after the bottom of the ocean, and carries the great columns that keep heaven and earth asunder. This daughter of Atlas has got hold of poor unhappy Ulysses, and keeps trying by every kind of blandishment to make him forget his home, so that he is tired of life, and thinks of nothing but how he may once more see the smoke of his own chimneys. You, sir, take no heed of this, and yet when Ulysses was before Troy did he not propitiate you with many a burnt sacrifice? Why then should you keep on being so angry with him?"

And Jove said, "My child, what are you talking about? How can I forget Ulysses than whom there is no more capable man on earth, nor more liberal in his offerings to the immortal gods that live in heaven? Bear in mind, however, that Neptune is still furious with Ulysses for having blinded an eye of Polyphemus king of the Cyclopes. Polyphemus is son to Neptune by the nymph Thoosa, daughter to the sea-king Phorcys; therefore though he will not kill Ulysses outright, he torments him by preventing him from getting home. Still, let us lay our heads together and see how we can help him to return; Neptune will then be pacified, for if we are all of a mind he can hardly stand out against us."

Thursday, January 20, 2011


 Vision
acrylic and pens on canvas, 20x24 in, 2011

music:


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