Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday at .... Donaukanal

One of the many things I love about Vienna is that though it is a major city, it has also a very close connection to nature. Not only the in surrounding areas but also right in the center of the city. Donaukanal, an artificial side arm of the river danube runs right through the heart of the city, offering a green oasis for people and animals alike.
Let's rest,
 smell the roses,
and watch the trafic go by.
You can talk to the birds,
or visit an urban garden.
If you feel watched - maybe you are?
Time for another rest.....

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday in.... history

The Museum of Military History organises a reenactment weekend every summer, where different historical military groups and other reenactment groups from the middle ages upwards meet and let people and especially children experience life in military camps.

 Experts confere,
fashion has to be just right:
and funny chessmatches with living figures are organised:
In case you're wondering: Bishop takes pawn (this was before famine took all pawns, the black queen poisend her way across the chess board, the white king ran off with a knight and a lot of other crazyness was commanded by the two jesters who played).

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Weekend in .... Pöllau

Pöllau in Styria is a wonderfull place to spend some days during summer. While it offers a lot of possibilities for walking and spending time outside, I spent 4 days painting. I did take the opportunity though, to visit and observe some old and new friends:
Oh, you're back again?
And who are you?
Hm, I do not trust you...
That is my twig!
Sorry, have to fly....
the kids are waiting!
All that coming and going - I'm exhausted!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekend in.... Reichenau

This Weekend I had the chance to participate in a seminar in Rothschild Castle, Reichenau/Rax.
I felt like a princes in a magic castle!
While we were supposed to paint either something for the theme "First World War" or "Sissi", I could not resist painting this lovely castle.
We were asked to donate one of our paintings for auction towards a good cause. I am proud that my painting was the first to be snatched up for the higher free sale price before it even got to auction!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday in.... Vienna


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Big things and small things

No matter how huge something seems,
it is important to look closer
and closer
and even closer:

Monday, June 9, 2014