Sunday, 23 January 2011

Introduction Albrecht Rissler

Postcard from Paris, Cafe Fontaine, self portrait, ball pen, 2009

Hi, I'm Albrecht, living in Heidelberg. I started drawing as a child and I haven't finished since then. I didn't have any choices because there was no talent in other fields at all. All my various professions had to do somehow with drawing or art in general. Finally I ended up as professor at a University of applied sciences, teaching drawing and illustration for 20 years. Now, being retired, I can’t stop. I teach landscape drawing at two private art academies. My studio has everyting I need to work on postcards or on huge sizes on an easel.

I try to take my scetchbooks wherever I go. For me they are dieries and a sort of a labaratory in using all kinds of techniques. These days I'm using the thickest pencil (20B!) I can get, it is absolutely perfect for me even in small scetchbooks.

Scetchbook Heidelberg 2010, Castle, Powder Turret, Graphit 20B

Scetchbook Paris 2009,
Tombstone of the murdered Journalist Victor Noir at the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

Postcard from Mallorca, Cala S'Almonia 2002, pencil and watercolor

Scetchbook Balcony, Ladybirds, pencil, watercolor, May 2 1990

send art postcards for many years. I guess I've started in the sixties. I keep swopping self-made cards with lots of friends all over the world. So I'm looking forward to have my collection enriched by this great project


Alison Staite said...

How great to see more of your work. Your drawings with 20b graphite are amazing. That you can do that in a sketch book and not have smudges everywhere is inspiring! Do you spray a fixative over it once finished?

Bridget Hunter said...

I second that. I find your sketches inspiring.

Cathy Gatland said...

It's nice to know more about you Albrecht - what a lovely studio, and like the others, your sketches make me want to practice sketching much more!

Desiree said...

It is so good to see your work and learn more about you. Your sketches are so beautiful, you do amazing things with your 20B pencil!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Hi Albrecht...I arrived home last night with my postcard from you waiting for me...I was like a little girl with a gift! Love it...and now I wish it was a sketchbook exchange so I could have many and bigger sketches more from you!! greedy, greedy !

vivien said...

Hi - it was lovely to see your work and I'm really looking forward to this exchange :>)

Pat said...

Hi Albrecht, I spent a good part of my afternoon break looking through your blog and enjoying the work of a master artist. The mail art section was especially exciting now that we are envolved in this exchange. I am so glad you are on board.

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