Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
|"Fragments in Mutual Support", watercolors, double letter format|
|"Under the Ground Plan", oils over paper relief|
After having painted with watercolors for years, I came back to painting in oils. I restricted my art on smaller formats and paper, mostly because I just don't have enough room to store larger paintings any more, since I moved into one flat with my husband 10 years ago. And there were years when my health issues kept me from starting larger projects, I wasn't feeling strong enough to do so. Now I do, and I have put my easel in place with a feeling of joy. Sorry to say that sewing and quilting at the moment is not quite my cup of tea. Something has changed, and I guess it's me.The painting I am working on has a story. Often I started my projects with preparing a painting board by applying some surface structure.
|"Under the Ground Plan", |
oils over paper relief, flash photo
This one has been standing there for years because I lost the plot. Time went by, and I made some undecided attempt to continue, but did not like it and painted it over.
|"Under the Ground Plan", |
oils over paper relief, detail
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
|"Golden Mountains", water color, appr. letter format|
|"Columns", ink drawing, approx. letter format|
Stone circles, menhirs and other rock formations which were put deliberately into a place have something haunting, something mysterious. So many have been placed somewhere else; but what if the stone doesn't matter, but the place does? If man in a few thousand years cannot read our sign posts and put them somewhere else, we know it doesn't make sense. But maybe this is what we do.
|"You wanted it like this", water colors, approx. letter format|
|"Erratic Boulders", water colors, |
double letter format
Saturday, March 9, 2013
My latest watercolor painting: "Measuring the Dolmen", approx. double letter format.And now I'm going back to my working table, while this is my view:
It is snowing again incessantly. The forecast is 4" of snow and, during the coming week, temperatures going down 9 below freezing point at night.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
That's why I took my camera and tried to catch the things I see in a little park in the center of my hometown. Met the first bumble-bee -- you see it scanning the blossoms near the upper edge of the photo on the left.
Some people are longing for spring so hard that they lie down on the lawn ... oops! This morning still was frosty!
There is a sunny terrace high above the park with a lovely view over the lake where people go during their noon breaks to catch some sun. It will be crowded soon. But the forecast for the coming week is a return of winter with frost and snow.