[CR] 🎨 "Journey II" - mixed media on glass

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After working on all these digital files I've been showing here lately, I thought it was time to come back to something traditional. As many of you might know already, my core specialty is my work on glass.

What makes this different is, that I always start with a pencil drawing on the reverse side, the one, that will actually be the back side of the later glass painting, as explained here.

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Its a long and tedious process, to get to the finished piece. After a thin layer of watercolor for the mood of the piece, I add the colors for the details in oil. Sometimes backed by a final layer of egg tempera.

The tricky thing is, that one is actually working in the opposite direction one would do in a "normal" painting. Start with the highlights and than working down to the background. That involves a lot of thought and planing and once you get to a certain point, its almost impossible to correct anything. No wonder I find digital so relaxing ;-)

Here the final "Journey II"... I'm working on a digital version with all the elements animated. Might take a while.

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Wow! Interesting painting. The concept, the colors, every details are so perfect. I can't wait to see the animation version.

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Thank you. Perfect is a big word... not sure I can ever get there. I try hard to make a decent painting :-) Animating is a big job here, with all the elements that could move.

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I love the whimsical quality of this work @reinhard-schmid. I really appreciate the detailed nature of your work ~ Quite extra extraordinary. Would love to be in your studio to watch you work.

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The whimsical aspect is very important to me, and I guess, its just my nature. Haha... the issue of someone watch me work has come up before. You would most likely fall asleep!

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No way would I fall asleep.

Also, it's wonderful to see your drawing and the total painting. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Haha... believe me, you'd be bored out of your mind ;-)

I think it was in a conversation with the incredible ARINA, where this subject came up. She told me, that someone wanted to come to her studio, to see her work.

Thing is, people seem to have an expectation, that is quite a bit different from reality. Artists like us work veeeeeeeery slow, you hardly see any progress. It would be like watching your beautiful roses grow. The result is one thing, but the process....

Hey, mate. Another goodie from You! Cant stop being surprised by your fantasy :)


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Thanks a lot! Feeling flattered.. your work is always so strong and often full of fantasy too

I love both your digital art and traditional art @reinhard-schmid You always blow my mind with your amazing surrealism artworks


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Thank you very much for your kind words. For me, my traditional and my digital work go hand in hand now and one inspires the other. I like how I can redefine older pieces and how the digital work sparks new ideas for my traditional work.

Would love to see some new art of yours again!

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Your art and your spirit inspire me so much. Thank you for your encouragement. I'll focus more on art and will post some artworks soon !

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We all need inspiration and encouragement. I'm checking your blog frequently to see, if you have something new, which I don't want to miss. Wish, there was some kind of post alert, so one would get notified when someone posts something.

Looking forward to see your new art!

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You are so kind @reinhard-schmid I've used GINAbot for post alert, you may try it to see if it's useful for you.

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Cordial thanks for your kind compliment, it means a lot to me. The feedback from the nTopaz team is really encouraging :-)

This work in glass seems to be very difficult... but your jobs are amazing!

I love your creativity @reinhard-schmid and I love all your work, you are the best!!! ;)


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Thank you so very much for your kind words. Its always nice, to get support from a fellow artist. I'm sure, you know what it takes to get it right :-)

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Love, how not to compliment you? When you dedicate so much love and dedication to realize an incredible work of art. The compositions he makes in all your designs are impressive.
Oh! and the heels, I love them.
I will try one day! I will learn from you, you are a great master.😘😍🤗

When painting a normal canvas, such as a watercolor, I first make the light tones. When painting over the brightest areas, where the light is represented, I later apply the increasingly dark colours and can decide where to use less and where to use several layers. The more layers, the darker (which of course you know). I don't quite understand that with your technique yet. Does it mean that you do it the other way round? ... I would like to see the course of your work, because it is difficult to imagine.

The really good watercolor artists, I noticed, paint from the negative into the positive. Those who paint the outer lines (i.e. already prefabricated lines) of objects from the inside to the outside don't really seem particularly talented. It's more those who fill the space around an object and gradually give it shape that I find fascinating. Of course, that's also a matter of taste. In the field of watercolour artists, I like those who don't present any concrete or even photorealistic works best. But when you look at their pictures, the illusion of realism is so perfect that I'm amazed at the human brain. If you then go very close to the picture, there is nothing else to be seen there but different light and dark tones, but not a single visible clear object.

I fell out of the topic here, sorry :)

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I'm not really a watercolor artist, like master @shibasaki or the wonderful @jungwatercolor. I use the substance, not necessarily the method. I used to work on glass a lot more with watercolor earlier in my career, but now I use it in only a few very thin layers for the "mood" of the piece and to add a bit more grip for the oil colors I put on top... depending on the point of view.

I don't know, if you ever looked at this post about how I do it but Hinterglas painting has a tradition of its own. I just added a twist by using pencil instead of a paint that naturally sticks to glass.

Of course, with art its often a matter of taste, as with many other things. The one likes to eat Leberkäse and someone else likes to ride their bicycle, like my grandmother used to say 🍔🚵‍♂️

You are wonderful with any topic, so I don't mind if you fall out of one into another 😎

haha, I don't know why but it made me laugh out loud when I saw her controlling the mechanism with the heels of her shoes. That's pretty awesome.

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That's the best, when my art can trigger such a reaction :-)

Nice fancy dress ;)

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Haha...yes, that's for sure :-)

This is truly amazing. Very creative and strikingly beautiful. You have a talent, my friend. Very well done.

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Cordial thanks for your kind compliments. In all its absurdity, I always try to bring in the beauty.

Stunning as always, you are a true master:)

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You are a real master from what I can see, so a big thank you!

Hi Reinhard, that was very interesting to learn about doing the painting on glas and using opposite side of it. I can imagine how weird it might be during the process. Seeing the tricks of the technique I can assume that you are very patient person otherwise it is difficult to bring such work till end. I must say looks amazing! Very fragile looking figure, and I love her high heels!

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One of my teachers always said, fundamentals for creating good art are patience and good taste. I got at least the patience :-)

I'm sure the technique appears weird, when you first hear about it. It has its challenges, but you learn to deal with them and it can actually be very rewarding, when you gain some experience.

Thank you very much, for liking my work. The high heels? Well, my... not so secret passion ;-)


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Thank you very much :-)

It's awesome I love this style so much. It even reminds me of Salvador Dali, I really love his work and I am glad to see yours, I see in this a certain elegance and grace. It is creative and unusual!

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Thank you, a lot of people feel reminded of Dali. I think it is the depiction of things that don't exist.