There are good reasons why yellow is so difficult and complex: yellow has the flattest dark-light value potential and the lowest saturation potential of any hue. Pure yellows are very sensitive to shading or tinting; in fact, “uptight” would probably be the better word. High yellow hues are unforgiving. Their reaction to even the smallest addition of other shades of yellow is generally frantic. This meant that I had to keep calm, especially since my technique requires so much work in detail. Any mistake in shading would immediately stand out as an optical rupture in otherwise finely sequenced color gradients. The real challenge is to paint color fields that are very lively, vibrant, and tense nevertheless.
„The minute color application of Scharein’s paintings leads to a mysterious deepening of color effects, the emotional quality of which transmits to the viewer. A sensual flush in yellow-orange suggests light, sun; a deep blue - meditative, endlessness. But there is also another side to Scharein, and in his cooking he indulges his guests with specially composed, creative dishes. A culinary delight“!
(Maria Theresia and Dr. h.c. Hartwig Piepenbrock about Scharein)