Vodnik na Vyhlidce (Wassergeist - Water Sprite)
Watercolour 28 x 38 cms
This was a
wooden carved figure of a Water Sprite (Wassergeist) at a Pension I
stayed at few years back in Czech Republic. I always wanted to paint
it... but it has proven extremely difficult, combined with the
watercolour paper which lost its sizing and became a blotting paper... I
struggled all the way. The background changed I did not want to detract from the focal Pt of vodnik.
is a mythology figure & is the "scary green creature" in the waters
who pries on little children ... so the story goes....
West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia Watercolour, Size 38 x 28 cms One of snapshots from my Safari from Adelaide to Alice Springs West MacDonnell National Park (Northern Territory) is a great example of an ancient landscape formed by climate changes. Magnificent & unique landscape. The West MacDonnell National Park lies close to Alice Springs and stretches some 161 km west. There are great walks, waterholes as Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge...... A wonderful way to cool off on a warm day.
Wandiligong Cottage, Victoria Australia Watercolour 38 x 28 cms One
of those old cottages dotted around the countryside in Australia. The
remnants of summer glory in the garden, slowly turning into warm tones
of the autumn. Photo is by Robyn Lovelock, artistic license used in
Watercolour, Size 38 x 28 cms
One of those beautiful old burnt-out stumps of a gum tree, yet still standing upright with a few greyish leaves there and then. It is amazing how resilient the gum trees are.
I often walk to Crosslands, not far from my home and take photos ... I wanted to paint this tree for ages.
Watercolour, Size 28 x 38 cms.
This is my 3rd version of the same scene. It beats me how each one can end up different.... alas I am a complete failure in cloning. (The original went to my nephew in Munich, the 2nd one to my cousin in USA and the 3rd one? Maybe mine to keep.)
All these paintings were completed at a workshop with Herman Pekel. What a wonderful artist and tutor Herman is. I have learned a great deal. Oils are generally not my medium, but I have highly enjoyed the experience.
Lavender Fields Watercolour 38 x 28 cms
painting is in memory of a wonderful photographer & artist
Franklin. The lavender photo is by Franklin, but I added few poppies,
which are a remembrance symbol.
Staromestsky Namesti, Prague Watercolour 28 x 38 cms I wanted to paint this photo for a
while. It was a labour of love which
taken many hours and turned out to be
quite a scurrilous painting, with compositional and perspective downfalls.
One less in the “hard basket” though.
The Statue in the middle of the square is of a religious reformer Jan Hus, who for his
beliefs, was burned at the stake in Constance. Staromestsky Namesti is known
for the famous Prague Astronomical Clock, the Gothic Tyn Church and a baroque
St. Nicholas Church.
Watercolour 38 x 28 cms This forgotten truck was left in the yard at a disused petrol pump on Bells Line Road, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia What's its fate? P.S. am afraid a bit of German has crept into the heading under the painting.