Monday, 31 January 2011

Introducing Martin Stankewitz

the wanderer, monotype print,landscape
Hi, I am posting from the South of Germany,where I live in a small town named Maulbronn.

First of all I want to say thank you to Katherine Tyrrell, who kindly invited me to the Sketchercise group and to Ronell van Wyk, for starting this postcard project and organising us.

Being a member of Sketchercise is not totally a coincidence for someone with a life long preference for loafing in the woods and then to read comic strips or illustrated books at home afterwards. I tried to do my own drawings from early years on with varying zeal and success.

To spent time at a quiet place somewhere in a beautiful landscape with observations and sketching, drawing or a little painting is a necessity for me and a luxury at the same time.

Forest diary, gouache study, sketchbook

My preferred media are pen, ink and opaque colours like gouache and oil pastels. I would love to do more charcoal drawings, but unfortunately I have not enough and proper space to store those. That is one of reasons why most of my work is in sketchbooks.

Apart from the outdoor activity I am very interested in monotype printmaking.
My website: www.edition-handdruck.de my blog: www.draw-a-tree.com

11 comments:

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A great intro Martin...when I think of you, I think of the mystery of the forest/woods! which is why I love your woods scape here...full of winter light and atmosphere...and of course...that mystery I so enjoy!
Ronell

vivien said...

I'm so looking forward to the postman coming as I get the first postcard from you ! :>)

Bridget Hunter said...

An interesting introduction martin and I really like the sketch you've included. It captures the woods perfectly.

Felicity said...

Long may you loaf in the woods Martin! I'm really looking forward to seeing your cards!

Cathy Gatland said...

Looking forward to a bit of the Maulbronn woods arriving in my letterbox too Martin!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

You are the man of the woods and the trees - and you produce such splendid art! Can I order one of your wonderful drawings of trees please? :)

Albrecht Rissler said...

Hallo Martin,
Can I order one of the cards you have done in the snow? Or do I have to wait until the blossoms are out of that beautiful magnolia tree in center of the Maulbronn cloister? You know, I really appriciate your work and I look forward for the next scetching walk together here or around Highdelberg or in the aera of Mouthbronn..
Albrecht

Pat said...

I am really looking forward to one of your woodland sketches Martin. Just the idea that I get one of your works of art has put a smile on my face.

Desiree said...

You are the woodland king, can't wait to see what I get!

Charlene Brown said...

I'm hoping for a Stankewitz-style forest as well and, having admired the beautiful painting you've shown here, I'd love to get a snowy one -- but won't insist. I know that your snow-free forests are wonderful as well.
Mentioning your monoprints has reminded me, I meant to tell you I'm re-enjoying your beautiful 2010 calendar pictures - have Février up now, with the days covered.

cate in northern california said...

Martin: I have fallen in love with your work - as I chanced upon it. paintings, monotypes - all of it really. It is rare to get that emotional zap -

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