Harry Drewes

Painter and Physicist

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New works

painting cosmos stars constellation draco dragon

My new painting is called "Guardian for the Stars". The idea was born at a workshop on the topic of "Cosmos". It was inspired by photos (Hubble Space Telescope) of distant star worlds such as the Carina Nebula. I began to recreate the structures I saw through spontaneous wide movements with broad brushstrokes. This initially resulted in an interesting pattern that could have been printed on a fabric. In this pattern I discovered, still completely hidden, the outline of a dragon. This dragon seemed to me to be more of a dragon woman and she and the whole cosmos around it continued to develop. Now I am happy to present the constellation painting. The picture can also be found under the menu item Painting. (Guardian for the stars, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas)

painting enchanted forest Spöktal Lüneburg Heath

The desire to paint a picture of a forest came on a hike in the Spöktal in the Lüneburg Heath near Bispingen. It was a sunny day in November 2019. I had taken a lot of photos there, but in the end it was my memory of the special atmosphere that influenced my painting. The picture was only finished in July 2020, in the times of "Corona". Surely that also had an influence on the picture. (Magical forest, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas)

painting summer day - landscape abstract, Wulfsdorf near Hamburg

For the painting on the right side I put myself in a field, on a summer day in Ahrensburg near Hamburg. However, it has only been finished after many hours of painting in the studio. The pictures can also be found under the menu item painting. (Summer day, 50 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas)

painting salt marsh, North Sea coast

I would have liked to paint there in nature, but the way was too difficult to take easel and colors with me. So I made a drawing (Salt marsh, 15 x 21 cm, calligraphy pen on paper) to capture my impression and many photos. The next day, still directly impressed by the experience, I painted. The picture can also be found under the menu item Painting. (Salt marsh, 40 x 60 cm, acrylic on canvas)

painting storm sun rain, North Sea, Hallig islands, triptych

At the beginning of the year 2018 the three paintings "storm, sunshine and rain" were created. Inspired by the often very fast changing weather at the German North Sea coast, the idea was born to devote a triptych to these forces of nature. It is a painting of inner landscapes, a world of ideas. I thought of the North Frisian Hallig islands and their inhabitants, who are so exposed to the weather. The pictures can also be found under the menu item Painting. (Storm, sunshine and rain, 45 x 105 cm, acrylic on canvas)