My Paintings

Katja Schmitt New Zealand Glenorchy 1 Pastel Painting

The Evolution of | Die Entstehung von ‘Summer’s Day in Glenorchy’ Today I’d like to show you the evolution of ‘Summer’s Day in Glenorchy’. Even more than ‘Fox Glacier‘, which I wrote about the last time, it combines a more traditional approach to pastel painting (which still fascinates me, because I have done that very rarely until New Zealand) and my ‘signature style’ of emphasising shapes and textures in a more expressionist manner.Read More →

Katja_Schmitt_London Eye_Pastel Painting

I love all my art, of course, but sometimes it really is a special joy to know the people who ‘adopt’ a painting. In the case of “London Eye” I was very happy that it found its new home with fellow London enthusiasts 🙂Read More →

Katja_Schmitt_Japanese Garden Red_Pastel Painting Feature

In addition to all the wanderlust, and the desire to see the world, I have noticed a need to connect with my home and to explore the area around my ‘base camp’. This is one of the places I rediscovered: the Japanese Garden in Leverkusen.Read More →