Studio somewhere else

It’s always exciting to built up your tent… erm… easel somewhere else, even if it’s just for weeks or just days.

So, you get a completely different feeling: It’s thrilling for me, especially because the view towards a well-known but not finished painting is changing, if you want or not.

Here I’ve arrived at the most difficult part of this one: the foreground.

The less change in form or color you find there, the longer and intensively you look at the area. Suddenly, you see new colors, but that doesn’t make it easier.

Today I dive into the ocean of sand and tiny stones somewhere in Iran…


Art against Corona

Life has become so different – for all of us, anyway which country.

Finally, we really feel that we’re all sitting in one boat and how important it is to rely on family, friends and neighbours. Isn’t that a big luck to have them?

To talk to them in social distance about 1,5-2m you might feel a bit better with these masks you can get at Fineart America.

Have a look and a laugh. It’s so important to laugh these days…!


Not just words…

I’m eagerly working on my new website. But I don’t want you enjoy the weekend without anything from me.

Everybody needs good words, don’t we? Have these for the weekend and all days to come…

Here they come...


Beyond your worries there’s freedom…

One more?

None of us know whant will happen. Don’t spend time worrying about it. Make the most beautiful think you can. Try to do that every day. That’s it.

(Laurie Anderson)

Finish every day and be done with it. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely; and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Another one...

Everybody get’s so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

(Gertrude Stein)

If you run from your fears, they will follow you.

If you run straight at your fears, they will get the hell out of your way. Fears hate it when you do that.

(Jen Sincero)

More are to come soon...

There’s no riskier risk than refusing to risk at all.

(Jen Sincero)

Some Advice (1)

A sea friend showed me some paintings lately. He was not that satisfied with them. In this case it is of big value to ask someone else. A fresh new view that doesn’t stick to the painting, and you know quite quickly how to go on:

This Shrimp has wonderful hights and depth. You see where the shell gleams and where the tail and eyes are and where the shells overlap.

However, this background… sometimes less is actually more:

  1. Die color comes directly from the tube and is very saturated. It takes the importace from the shrimp.
  2. There are already (because of some used salt) very many contrasts in the background. That makes the filigree “drown”.


This Background does the painting no good.


With good paper you’ve got the possibility to get some of the color off the painting with some papers of the good old kitchen roll – please, very carefully so that nothing happens to the shrimp.

If that is successfull it would be useful to change the color to reduce its saturation and give it to the shirmp. I’d advice a grey nuance that you can get with adding with watery red. 


Ulrike Miesen-Schuermann

Ulrike Miesen-Schuermann

I’m Ulrike Miesen-Schuermann, fine artist, tutor and full of ideas for me and for you maybe. Some times just a word or a picture is needed to take us to old and new worlds, where we have collected and still collect treasures, places and memories – with a whole lot of love.

What about a Print? (1)

What about a Print? (1)

There are so many printing companies around and I gave one a try and was quite happy with the results.

This tiny pencil painting was originally just 10x10cm. Now the size is 20x20cm. It’s printed on paper and put on foam with a longlife sticking stripe on its back so that you can change its place very often. Besides it’s very light.

I offer these prints and those I show you during the next weeks for $45.00 (shipping included).

A warm Welcome !

My name is Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann. I’m a freelancer creating and teaching art and literature.

Enjoy my work!

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