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.
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
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.