Seylech (Charles) Leuthard, Künstler des Lichts.

August 24, 2023

122nd entry, Brienzwiler

The wind is once again sweeping through the fully ripe cornfields in the golden yellow summer. Like every year, I am especially fascinated by the waving ears of corn. My fingers were itching to take up oil paint and capture these impressions in painting.

That’s how the three cornfield pictures came into being. The first one was created on 17.6.2023. It is called Summer Dream and is my smallest cornfield picture so far. It measures 24 x 18 cm. The technique is oil on wood and, as usual with me, I paint wet-on-wet, which means the picture is finished in one stretch. Now I look at it and become quite reverent. I am very pleased with this little treasure. Although it is small, the aura and effect of it is tremendous.

I painted two other works on 29.07.2023. This time the medium is oil on canvas and measures 50 x 60 cm. I titled them Cornfield I and II. What makes these special is the technique. Rarely do I rework the paintings after the oil has dried; however, this was the case with these two. The sky is especially softer now, evocative, in short, almost romantic, and matches with the yellow-orange cornfield. Today I framed the pictures to match.

This also happened: a person who bought some works of art from me was burgled. Among other things, two large crystal suns 1.6 m in diameter were stolen. Not exactly a small thing, as it takes two people to carry the pieces and a suitably large car to transport them. Well, what’s done is done. I will be watching…