Monday, December 16, 2013

Photochallenge - Silver

Late afternoon in Duino. The cloudes turned the sea silver.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Photochallenge - Nelken - cheating?

OK, I think I am allowed to cheat once a year! Though this weeks theme is Nelken (Carnations), I choose to take a photo of Nelken (cloves).
Well, only two weeks before Christmas, cloves fit into the season so much better :-)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Photochallenge - Brown

 Brown - a memory of yesterday
or hope for tomorrow?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Painting again

 It's been quite some time since I have painted last but finally Albert has started classes at Boesner in Vienna again.As a warm up we stared with a view at houses somewhere in the south.
 When asked, I showed my course work from Venice and explained how we approached the motive, we worked 5 days with. Of course that resulted in repainting it in Albert's uniqe style. I do not quite like this result, but after such a long time not working with water and pigment and being caught up in the original I had painted in May, I definitely was not loose enough in my approach.
Working with the painting of someone else though - she brought a very schoollike painting of a scene in Prag and asked how she could do a much looser version of it - and working with indian ink in a combination of painting and drawing, I finally felt at home again.
 Back to watercolour again after lunchbreak and painting a typical scene from the wine producing areas of Austria - a row of winecellars. I quite like this one and have already framed it for hanging in my office.
The final painting of the day was a painting of birch tress in the winter. I was tired already and quite fighting with the negative painting of the fence in the foreground but all in all it was a successfull reentry into painting and I realised how much I had missed it.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Autumn in Helenental

How about a walk through Helenental to savour autumn?
Come along!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Photochallenge - Market

Venice - Market at Rialto. How I wish I could visit again soon.....

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Photomarathon 2013

Yesterday the 10th Photomarathon took place in Vienna. It was raining cats and dogs and I nearly gave up because conditions were so difficult especially during the morning hours, but in the end I pulled it off!
The first photo is always the starting number. OK, I admit, I am a nerd:
bunt / colorful
Drahtesel / "Wiredonkey"
(ab)gehoben / lifted up
an der Ringstraße / at Ringstraße
Das Abenteuer beginn vor der Tür / The adventure starts in front of the door
Ich wohne in der Stadt / I live in town
Papier / paper
unbekannt, aber sehenswert / unknown but worth seeing
flüssig / liquid (yeah, very funny!)

im zehnten... / in the tenth...

im Fokus / in focus
Ich bin für alles bereit / I am ready for everything
geradlinig / straight
typisch Wien(erisch) / typical Vienna
Augen zu und durch / eyes closed and through
aussergewöhnliche Architektur / exeptional architecture
Silhouetten /silhouettes
einmal anders / once differently
stromlos / without energy
im Untergrund / underground
verbunden / connected
Lichtermeer / sea of light
genervt / irritated
Abschied / farewell

Will I do it again next year? I think I'll have to give the same answer as I did last year: I have no idea! I am just too exhausted right now. I finished much earlier than I did last year, but with the rain I tried to finish quickly and the whole day felt hurried . Well, maybe next year I'll finally be able to relax? I'll see, for now I'll rest up and let my camera dry out.