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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Vodnik (Water Sprite)

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.
Vodnik is a mythology figure & is the "scary green creature" in the waters who pries on little children ... so the story goes....

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

West McDonnel Ranges, N.T. Australia

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.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Cottage in Wandiligong Victoria Australia

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 interpretation…

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Mist in the Woods


Autumn in Emsland, Germany
Watercolour, Size 38 x 28 cms
This painting is in memory of my friend Werner Franke and his photo.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

On the Way to Crosslands_ Hornsby Shire NSW Australia

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.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Outback Shack_ Australia

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.)

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Herman Pekel Workshop





 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.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Winter auf dem Lande

Winter auf dem Lande  Watercolour Size 38 x 28 cms.
This painting is in memory of a wonderful photographer & artist Franklin.

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields Watercolour 38 x 28 cms
This 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.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Spring Greeting

Snowdrops Watercolour.
I sprinkled some sand at the bottom for texture and made it stick to the WC paper with Rice Glue

Friday, 3 April 2015

Fiddler with a Puppet Show Staromestsky Namesti Prague



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.
 



Friday, 27 February 2015

Outback Shack in Victoria, Australia

Watercolour, Size 38 x 28 cms
Somewhere in Victoria.  Inspiration was a PmP photo by Robyn L.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Left & Forgotten, Bells Line Rd, NSW Australia

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.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Magic Woodlands

Magic Woodlands
Watercolour 38 x 28 cms 
This month topic : Light, Mist, Haze in Loose WC group, inspiration for this painting was a photo by Trish Acres - PmP