Painting as a craft

Not every painted picture claims to be a work of art and not every artefact worked with brush and paint is a painting. But for once, the question here is not how to make art, but on the contrary how to get rid of art, how to drive it out of painting again.Because it hinders the creation of good pictures and, with its obsolete values, is merely a burden on the profession of picture-making.  Painting, however, can certainly be practised as a good craft, and what this might mean is what we explore here, both in paintings and in texts: a work in progress.

ascension
shore with gnats
stormy weather
modern clouds
dry air
midlands
Boskoop and onion
evening breeze
bay
glowing water
dung tedder
green table
announcement of snow
glacier tongue
Magadino
frozen pond
purple hillside
beach
sweet evening
in the Brocken
Sahara dust
ray zone
long lake
still life with plum
Stanserhorn
apricots
foehn wall
Engelberg
westwind
melting glacier
capodanno
waterfall
sea of fog
railway
green pond
cableway
dragging rain
evening traffic
forest’s edge l
Lägern
Kehrsiten
windy morning
Rigi
big barn
last slope
high moor
dammed river