Monday, 2 May 2011

From a Mail Art Master


I have received my postcard from a mail art master - Albrecht Rissler in Heidelberg, Germany. The scans don't do this wonderful gift justice. 24 x 15 cms right out of Albrecht's sketchbook and packed with beauty on both sides. Can you sense that I am delighted?

Albrecht says 'Willows won't win a beauty competition, but for me they are a pleasure to draw.' Well they are a pleasure to study, over and over again, Albrecht. He went on to say 'These sketches were made near the Rhine River where I love going for a walk.'

The card still has a hint of the hairspray Albrecht apologises for using in order to fix the graphite. :) There is so much for a fan to discover on this card - the fact that the artist used a Tombow Roller Ball pen and Karisma Graphite Aquarelle pencil and a drawing of both, plus a tiny value chart. The stamps are an added bonus - just beautiful.


12 comments:

NoviceArtist said...

Absolutely gorgeous~

Bridget Hunter said...

What a wonderful this card is - in masterly use of the mediums and subject matter and draughtsmanship - and the wee personal touches that are Albrecht which make it so special.

Desiree said...

Arent his postcards amazing, right out of his sketchbook to the mailbox. I love the pencil work, I could look at it for hours. Congrats on yours, I love mine too!

Felicity said...

Albrecht really is a master! Such wonderful pencil work!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

I love stopping in here and seeing the wonderful little treasures posted!

A Brush with Color said...

Wow! That looks beautiful!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I am so in awe of Albrecht's ability to draw trees. He makes it look simple and yet I know it isn't.

Robyn said...

It would be great to be able to look over his shoulder while he's sketching, wouldn't it.

Cathy Gatland said...

So beautiful - another masterpiece from Albrecht!

Joan T said...

Wonderful intricate details in this sketch!!!

Alison Staite said...

So detailed - fantastic!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Another stinning albrect-masterpiece!
Ronell

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