I am Thomas Schürmann — fine artist, researcher, dilettant, baroque and renaissance lover, rooted gardener and woodworker.
I love details and I love getting to the bottom of things.
November 17, 2019 Read: ~ 9 min Words: ~ 1351
Sometime in the years 1990 to 1995 I wrote this somewhat crazy, surreal, punctuation-free text about cycling. At that time I read a lot and I think that some lyrics influenced me a lot.
May 30, 2019 Read: ~ 7 min Words: ~ 1052
The World of Ornaments is a trilingual (English, German, French) reprint of two nineteenth-century ornamental anthologies and is available in various formats and sizes.
May 2, 2019 Read: ~ 6,5 min Words: ~ 973
Only on a well prestressed sheet of watercolour paper can you work well and without puddles. Handling wet glue paper when mounting watercolour sheets is not easy - but I personally find such preparatory work very relaxing. Since I usually work on my paintings over a period of 1-3 months, it is very important that they always remain flat on the painting board over the entire period of working.
May 1, 2019 Read: ~ 9,5 min Words: ~ 1442
In the very first blog post after the somewhat involuntary end of my old Cronhill blog I would like to tell you something about the technology of the website and the circumstances of its creation.