Mittwoch, 18. November 2015

Regional food and regional arts

If you prefer regional products and visit the area around Bad Tölz, I have a recommondation for you.

In the beautiful landscape between Königsdorf and Bad Heilbrunn you can find a small hamlet named Brandl. It simply consists of a huge farm on the top of a hill, run by a young couple of dedicated farmers.

That wouldn´t be very special at all, if they would not run a "Hofladen", a farm shop, where they sell their own products: top quality food like meat and sausages from their own butchery, home made cheese, their own eggs and home baked bread.

Here is their website: www.thomahof-brandl.de, where you can find more information about their products.

In addition to their great food, they offer hampers (packed with herbs, liquors and hearty snacks) and other kinds of regional hand crafted products like knitwear and - now comes the part (beyond the food) that excites me - my watercolour illustrations from the series "Hausberge 2015".

Directly in the shop you can buy the original illustrations (with passepartout, for 45,- € each) or a set of postcards (including all images and a locator map, for 15,- €). Both do great as christmas presents!

The opening hours are Friday, 9:00 to 19:00 and Saturday from 8:00 to 14:00.



A stop at the Thomahof in Brandl is well spent time (especially if you are with kids): you can see animals (chicken, pigs, cow, deer, goose and ducks) doing their animal things in their compounds, you can have a walk around the farm area and enjoy the beautiful mountain view or you have a peek into the farm owned bakery, dairy or butchery and taste the great products.

The farmers and their staff are happy to welcome you in their farm shop with a warm and hearty atmosphere.

Freitag, 30. Oktober 2015

Halloween special: scary, grumpy and eerie portraits from my current sketchbook

As not every day is made for creating outstanding #artwork, strange looking #portraits appear here and there between the top-class results in my current subway #sketchbook.

Usually these works don´t get a lot of attention. But today is different. Today is #Halloween!

So here is my homage to Halloween: #scary, grumpy and eerie faces of #people drawn in the #Munich #Subway.

Grumpy, eerie and scary portraits from my current sketchbook.


#sketch #art #ink #subwaysketch #urbansketchers

Dienstag, 14. Juli 2015

Exhibition in Munich

All artists who participated in the #MunichArtists 30 day drawing challenge have some of their works on display in an exhibition at the Chilli Gallery in Munich: Chilli Gallery Munich - jewellery and art

You find this spot in Neuhausen, Nymphenburger Str. 151, close to Rotkreuzplatz. The Entry is in the Blutenburgstraße. Opening hours are from 12:00 to 18:00.

On Friday, 17th 18:30, there will be a party at the gallery. So if you want to meet and chat with Munich Artists about their work and about art, be there!

This is the work, I have on display:

Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2015

30 day drawing challenge - day 26 to 30

And here come the final drawings from day 26 to day 30. Finished, yipee! June went by super fast!

Day 26: draw a mountain


#mountaintop #b&w #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 27: draw something smelly

It really stinks but flies do love it.


#death #fish #smelly #stinky #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 28: draw something with your opposite hand

I draw people.


#people #oppositehand #traditional #german #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 29: draw the first thing you see after reading this post

The view from my working table in the studio with opened balcony doors.


#balcony #opendoors #view #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 30: draw something in the subway

I draw people. And hands.


#subwaysketch #people #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Donnerstag, 25. Juni 2015

30 day drawing challenge - day 11 to day 25

As last weeks days have been very busy, I wasn´t able to post my Munich Artists 30 day drawing challenge every day.

So here come the drawings from day 11 to today, day 25.

Day 11: draw a place you want to visit

I want to see the view from outside one day.


#space #rocket #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 12: draw death

It comes elegant and friendly.


#death #elegant #hat #scull #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 13: draw something you finished

Project from my study-days: a flexible couch.


#couch #project #flexible #design #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 14: draw a comic strip

The words are "Come here now immediately! No". If you have children of a certain age, you know these words well.


#comic #children #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 15: draw a new fairy tale heroine/hero

The common people are underestimated no more.


#commonpeople #hero #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 16: draw a family portrait made up of strangers, objects or symbols

The powerful family of currencies.


#currencies #portrait #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 17: draw what inspires you

All kind of emotions.


#hearts #emotion #inspiration #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 18: draw a flower or a plant


#plants #nature #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 19: draw a doodle / automatic drawing


#doodle #abstract #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 20: draw somethin you have never drawn

I never had a reason to draw a camping chair standing next to a trash bin.


#camping #trashbin #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 21: draw something red without using red

Easy.


#red #colors #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 22: draw something you want

If you have children of a certain age, you may want more sleep, too.


#sleep #quiet #softpillow #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 23: draw something you miss

Yeah, same here.


#munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 24: draw something you need

Well, again.


#munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Day 25: draw a bench


#bench #view #romance #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching

Dienstag, 16. Juni 2015

Illustration Series 'Hausberge'

My recent illustration series named 'Hausberge' is finished.

Hausberg is the German word for a local mountain.

In December 2014 I moved to the countryside south of Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a beautiful scenery here, close to the place where Barack Obama recently had a Bavarian breakfast during the G7 Summit 2015.

In the last six months I have been eagerly breathing the beauty of the mountains, absorbing nature during the change of seasons and drawing my way through the small villages, viewpoints and sites of this area to explore my new home.

By now the results of this effort is a series of 10 beautiful motives of Upper Bavarians nature, culture and distinctive views.

All motives have been illustrated four times. In addition of the four original illustrations, all motives are available as a set of postcards in a limited edition of 500.

You can buy all works as originals or postcard set on my booth with the number 82 on the #Kräuterzauber festival in #BadHeilbrunn on Saturday, 20th June 10:00 am to 20:00 pm.

Tölzer Rast, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 9/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015

Isartal, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 10/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015

St. Georg Bichl, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 5/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015

Frühlingswald, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 6/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015


Rottach Egern, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 7/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015

Zwei Höfe, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 8/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015

St. Johannisrain, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 4/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015

Winterbäume, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 3/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015

Weitsicht, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 1/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015

Winterwald, ink and watercolors on paper, 20 x 15 cm, Hausberge series motive 2/10, Rainer Schmitten 2015
 #hausberge #illustration #sketch #art #bavaria #nature #BadTölz #tölz #ink #watercolor #Bichl #Penzberg #spring #winter #seasons #RottachEgern #Tegernsee #Isartal #Loisachtal #trees #forest

Mittwoch, 10. Juni 2015

30 day drawing challenge - day 10

I challenge myself with the Munich Artists 30 day drawing challenge this month. Day 10: draw candy



#candy #sweets #munichartists #30daychallenge #heyemmy #sketch #drawing #ink #sketching