Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2012
Finally, after exactly one year of absence (what a miserable year!) I'm posting again. At the moment I'm "only" drawing but its more than nothing, right? So, this is a self portrait of mine, that is intended to be a birthday present for my mother, since she wants my sister and me to paint or draw a self portrait of ourselves every year for her.
Sonntag, 30. Oktober 2011
Samstag, 29. Oktober 2011
Freitag, 28. Oktober 2011
Donnerstag, 13. Oktober 2011
The Composition Challenge posted by Layne Cook
This little painting is my entry for "The Composition Challange" by Lane Cook.
I just simplyfied my cropped part of the picture to make it more calm and intimate. Like that it became a very quiet scene. Reminds me of those italian mountain villages that always seem death during the three hours at noon in the summer.
Montag, 10. Oktober 2011
Last week I did a lot of paintings with this one sunflower and some vases in different compositions. I will post them all piece by piece the coming week.
This one is a small one i did, 4x4 inch with the withered sunflower, that one still can keep and let it dry for the seed.
Moreover I started an experiment: A fellow painter advised me always to paint a smaller piece previous to the "master piece", like a sketch, in order to improve myself. I did this now two times and it worked out very well I think.
Now what will I do with those small pieces?
I would give it as a gift for every one who purchases a 6x6 inch painting by me, that would be more than 60 dollar on ebay.
Montag, 3. Oktober 2011
Samstag, 9. Juli 2011
The paint what you paint with challenge posted by Carol Marine
Thank you very much for your comments. Well these are few of the "tools" i'm usually working with. Flat brushes, the smaller ones for the small paintings, the big one for bigger paintings (already long long time ago)... and the bottles - I'm sorry, but I have to keep the substance secret ;-)
Sonntag, 19. Juni 2011
Dienstag, 14. Juni 2011
This is a gift from my boyfriend for our anniversary this year.
What you can't see on my profile photo is, that i'm usually wearing glasses that have a golden kind of strip on each side of the frame. And these golden ear studs fit perfectly to my glasses (very very important! ;-))
The Gift Challenge posted by Carol Marine
Montag, 13. Juni 2011
Sonntag, 29. Mai 2011
As you can imagine during the time I lived in Venice, I enjoyed the Italian food very much. They have such fantastic good food, that is tasty even if you eat it kind of pure - like prociutto crudo (= raw ham) on a piece of pane, even simply olio mixed with a bit aglio (= garlic) and peperoncino (= chilli peppers), used as a sauce for pasta (called Pasta aglio e oglio) is soooo tasty. Or a piece of that tasty pecorino - mhhhhh so good (litterally "little sheep" = sheeps cheese, but not feta-like).
Since I returned I hardly go to those so called "Italian Restaurants" here - because most of them don't prepare the food real italian like. But one place though is really cool it's a Pizzaria called "I due forni". There the pizza really tastes like in Italia. They also claim the waiters are real Italian because they are very unfriendly, but I don't think it's THE attribute of italian waiters, usually they've been very kind to us.
Now from time to time my family orders some food from the Tuskany, in a package that contains one entire pecorino, some bottles of this olio d'olive (like the one I painted this weekend) and some bottles of good vine.
Sonntag, 15. Mai 2011
There opened a new supermarket (Kaisers) next to our place that has an incredible wide variety of fish, so it happened that I tried out some fish this weekend. And I couldn't pass by the shrimps without buying one to paint it.