On the weekend, a couple of members of the German Watercolour Society who live in this region met-up for a little paint-out. Our splendid and super-fantastic hostess was Rita Dahlem in Wietzendorf which is an idyllic wee hamlet not far
This is a tiny little contre-jour sketch, just about 4 x 5.5 inches, in my sketchbook. It depicts the watertower in downtown Luneburg. To me personally, it also depicts a modicum of the despair which I felt after walking the
This is the holiday period, my friends, and thankfully this year I am having my share of it! This past weekend I was away in the Austrian Alps and it was absolutely wonderful! It is always so special to be
Up in the North of West Germany the land is really flat and the skies are very wide. I am saying ‚West Germany‘ because it’s not like that in the East; there, you have lots of rolling hills. But not
Fresh off the easel! A little oil painting for a change. I consider this a practice piece whose main purpose is to re-acquaint myself with the medium. This is because oil is a difficult medium for me these days. I
Last night I had about 40 minutes to spare between arriving in town and going to an evening meeting at church. You probably know this feeling yourself – when you are fully willing to sketch something and nothing really appeals?
Yesterday I dropped off a painting which had been commissioned almost exactly a year ago. I know, shameful, isn’t it? Of course I have all kinds of reasons for why it took so long to get it done… but in
The first thing I will maintain to say about this day is that it was cold. Yes, it was. The cold was biting my hands as I was painting, I remember that distinctly and painfully. But it was the only
Another week, another … cloud painting! I loved this thunderstormy sky and took many photos of it when I saw it last summer. I also loved the herd of peaceful cattle which were grazing nearby. So recently, what with my
Another jab at clouds, this time with a few more clouds and in watercolour. This is the little harbour of Tespe on the River Elbe not far from me. Ein weiteres Wolkenbild, diesmal mit mehr Gewölk (yay!) und als Aquarell.