|Biography and Fine Art Techniques|
Each painting begins with a drawing, a value sketch, which allows to determine the tones: dark, middle and light areas, which will appear in the final painting.
The sketch pad is the essential companion of the painter and goes with him everywhere.
Example of a sketch made in Evian (lake of Geneva) in August 2006 (see landscape 21)
The artist likes to work with the 3 primary colors, yellow, blue and red, which in mixture give beautiful secondary colors, orange, green and violet, which after a new combination give tertiary colors, etc.
Willy Maurer learned painting by attending the courses of:
Tony Couch in USA
Sibylle Schneider in Basle
Michel Lutz in Basle
Gérard Lebesnerais in Geneva
Café Schweizerhaus, Riehen, 1999
Gewerbeausstellung, Riehen, 2000
Papeterie Wetzel, Riehen, 2001-2002
Riehener Laienkuenstler, Gemeindehaus, Riehen, 2004
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