Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sure I did not want a landscape, but okay, it is a hill and the sky -- inevitably. You can't keep human eyes from seeing what isn't there. We are no robots. Yet, something works out fine, and that is the "transperancy" of the "boulders". Are they heavy or light? Solid or translucent? Or can you see through the layers of the soil? (I am very fascinated by acheological methods of research without disturbing the ground.)
Sunday, May 27, 2012
But let me start where it begins. This painting I finished on Friday is double the size I used to do. It is about themes I've been dealing with during the last months; it became programmatic, that's tiring and leading me astray.
In a dream the other night (rather morning) I had a galerist; she said "well you have a whole lot of older work", and I said, "no, I'm going for a new start." Looks like I'm redefining watercolor for myself. In the close-ups you can see that I'm using a very small paint brush for a paper format of about 12x18". The title of the first painting in this style is "Three Erratic Boulders".
No idea where this is leading me to. Thank heavens I don't.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
facebook, and today (s)he posed for my camera.
Just couldn't walk past these peonies! What a color! The picture is true to life.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
|Queen Mary II with exhibition and |
sales tents in front
|I guess I'm too claustrophobic for a visit|
We saw the cruise liner Queen Mary II and heard the steamwhistles greeting her which is an exiting sound for me, reminding of my childhood when we lived in hearing distance from the harbour. We crossed the square where the Sunday morning market had taken place, walking through the lovely old streets of southern St.Pauli quarter.The building on the left belongs to the church and is a day home for children of the quarter. It is part of a site constructed from 1816 on; Napoleon had burnt down the whole place for strategic reasons. -- At last we reached the Paradise Court, one of the last remaining buildings from the time before 1800.
|The "Paradise Court", a living building |
from 1762 with reconstructed gables
And I found something on the flea market close to it: A jumbo cup and a small saucer for about $9 both, displayed on one of my older quilts.