Mixed media on paper, PASTEL PAINTINGS: washed ink, acrylic, charcoal and pastels

                 GRAEL ART   Afbeelding invoegen   Contact: 0031(0) 6 48 488 289 / Info@ellengrael.nl / LinkedIn, Instagram    

MORE PASTELPAINTINGS MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER: click on PHOTO GALLERY / prices in consultation with the artist. 
GOING: ARTBOX PROJECT ZURICH. 15 till 19 August in the SBB Event Hall at the Zurich Central Station. An International group presentation on special digital Art-screens with 7 of my Pastelpaintings out of the series The waters of Venice.. FREE ENTRANCE, you are welcome! / Have a look at :  www.swissartexpo.com 
See information about detailed prices /  page : Inspirational Venice.  
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CALL FOR SPONSERING. Under construction: My SOLO-SHOW in Venice by Its Liquid, platform for artistsin Italy 2019 / 2020
Have a look at page: inspirational Venice 
GOING: Publication eBOOK ( and printed edition mid August ) with a full color page in the World of Art Magazine dedicated to the 58th BIENNALE / page 107  
GOING:  https://oost-online.nl/  Interview about my work and recent activities, local newspaper in Amsterdam
GOING: July - August 2019: my interview and artikel in the local creative newspaper The Dwarskrant issue 208 / Amsterdam / East
GOING: Posting announcement in August, Event Zurich - One Arty Minute , Paris
UPCOMING: Publication in December printing and digital issue, Creativpaper, UK

Mixed media on paper: washed ink with pastel, charcoal and acrylic paint 
I am a Durch artist living and working in Amsterdam. I started drawing at an early age. In my teens I followed private classes with a number of different artists. When I was seventeen, I visited Italy for the first time, admiring the work of the many Renaissance artists. It was of great influence of my career.
The materials I choose are minimal; ink, water, pastels and some acrylic paint. With a special pictoresque effect. My pastelpaintings are a mix of Eastern and Western tehiniques. Famous japanese ink wash master from the 15th and 16th century like  Sesshu Toyo and Hasegawa Tohaku continue to impress me. And I am inspired by  the pastelmasters in the 18th century like the Italian Rosalba Carriera and the French artist Quentin de la Tour.
Since my time at Art school, my affinity is with paper because the specific characteristics of paper I cannot translate to other materials such as linen.
More backround information
click on : About my work 
NOTIFICATION: are there artists, like me, been through ( still having ) bad experiences with the very agressive Belgium galerist Ludwig Trossaert? Under false pretenses he let me sign in November 2016 his contract. Without telling me that he was coming up a month later with a new contract ( I didn't want to sign ) and other concept for a virtual galerie and closing his galerie in Antwerp several months later. I became in a strangling contract and situation with for me bad FINANCIAL results. The task of a gallerist is to promote and help artists not to get them financial down. Like he did.


The waters of Venice serie

The Signals, the waters of Venice,100 x 125cm. 2018
Sounds of Nature serie
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The blue old tree, 120 x 160cm, 2018