11 tips for painting architecture

Three progress paintings of a church
(Image credit: Amnon David Ar)

Ever since moving to Berlin, I’ve wanted to paint the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. After being bombed in WWII, it remained untouched as a testimony to the barbarism and sacrifice of war. It has always managed to catch my eye and soul.


Oil colours: over 35 different pigments of various makes, but of the highest quality

Brushes: mostly synthetic flats and flat round-headed sable

Painting Knives 

EXACTO knife

• Odourless turpentine


Adhesive tape


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Amnon David Ar

Based in Berlin, Gemany, Amnon aims to express his way of seeing and interpreting the world through light, colour and atmosphere. Most of his subjects are the people and artifacts that surround him.