The Technique

How the works are created

For Sascha and Ingo Maas, drawing and painting form a symbiosis: Drawing on the abstract painting ground, glazing the drawing, drawing on the glaze. Layer after layer, lines, structures and colours are applied and the animal or nature subject is brought to life with sophisticated artistic techniques.

Natural pigments and colours harmonise with graphite and coloured pencils. While working, Sascha and Ingo Maas exchange thoughts and ideas – in constant alternation they work alone in their own studios as well as together. They inspire each other, strive and search for the best possible artistic result through many stages of the process.

The Process
The Process
In the Studios

Hand in Hand

All wildlife portraits are created by the artist couple in a work process that involves many phases. With patience and respect for the chosen subject as well as attention to the different techniques, the works of art develop.
The Paintress
The Paintress
Preparing the Ground

Phase I

Sascha Maas prepares the canvas applying her special glaze technique with structures matching the subject. Using various instruments, she applies a rich impasto to the painting ground.
The Draughtsman
The Draughtsman
The Preliminary Drawing

Phase II

Ingo Maas makes the preliminary drawing of the chosen subject using graphite on the painting ground prepared by Sascha. In this process, the painted structures are integrated into the drawing.
Colourfulness & Structure
Colourfulness & Structure
The Coordination Process

Phase III

In further steps, Sascha and Ingo Maas determine together the colours of the glazes which are repeatedly applied and coordinate the constantly evolving structure of the painting with the detailed drawing of the animal portrait.
Unique Technique
Unique Technique
Revising the Drawing

Phase IV

Sascha revises Ingo's preliminary drawing layer by layer with different coloured glazes and her specially developed technique of frottage.
Detailed Drawing & Expression
Detailed Drawing & Expression
Revision of the Glaze

Phase V

Now it's Ingo's turn again. He works out details of the subject, emphasises structures of his drawing and intensifies the individual expression of the portrayed animal focusing on each and every small detail.
Artistic Process
Artistic Process
Continuous Refinement

Phase VI

In constant alternation between Sascha's revisions and Ingo's drawing, the work is successively supplemented, altered and finally brought to a joint conclusion.
The Artwork is Completed!
The Artwork is Completed!
Finishing the Artistic Process

Phase VII

After a long and intensive search for the best possible result, both artists decide together when a work is completed. Only when the last strokes of paint and graphite have been applied Sascha and Ingo Maas sign the painting.
Personal Delivery or Shipping/Dispatch
Personal Delivery or Shipping/Dispatch
The Artwork Leaves the Studio

Phase VIII

The artworks are individually framed with handcrafted wooden frames made of local, brushed woods. Finally, they are delivered personally or shipped by the artists – in custom-fit climate boxes for international customers.

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