Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wachau

Just a couple of days after returning from Croatia, Albert offered another workshop in Wachau, as he did last year. This year I could only join him on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the places where we painted were the same as last year but others were new. The above painting was made from the hills of the Wachau, looking over the Danube to the hills on the other side of the river (which is NOT Wachau).
Just when we had settled in after lunch to paint Dürnstein, it started to rain - as it did last year - and we had to flee. I finished the above painting at the same place where we hid from the rain last year, a lovely terrace in the middle of vinyards which is covered by a roof and offers a marvelous view of Stift Göttweig.

Oh no, this painting was not done by me! After starting out with a rather pale yellow monastery and an even paler green blob for the hill, Albert took my brush saying: Dare to be wild. And then he demonstrated what he meant! I have a long way to go.....

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