New works in the Artist Support Pledge!

Good news! Three – inbetween four (!) – paintings will go to a new home – as soon as the post offices open up again! It’s not a week yet that I sent out my newsletter about my participation in this wonderful initiative! (Want to know more about Artist Support Pledge? Click here!)

My Costa del Arte Collective colleague Annabel Keatley and I, who participate in the initiative of the Artist Support Pledge have event got the attention of the local press! The article is announced for next Friday! Its wonderful that we got so much attention through the internet! Especially as all art shows in Spain are canceled. We had planned and prepared for an exposition in Fuengirola “Sun and Shade” which should have started 20th of April. Of course is not going to happen. Hopefully we can open it in autumn.

We are still in a very strickt lockdown which was just prolonged till 10th of May. I sincerely had hoped for the permission to do some sport for an hour or so outside. But that seems not to be in the new decisions. My rescuer will be the trampoline – finally the new elastic bands arrived! Its a urgent contrast to standing and sitting work at the computer or the easel. So the trampoline is the only possibility to simulate running at the moment!

With the extended confinement I will have more of this special time to contemplate the view from my window – which I often do as it is beautiful – but I never used is as a source of inspiration for my paintings. The stand-still inspired me to do two exercises: a literal-stand still in my place and concentrating on what is in front of me AND to do the opposite of a stand still for my mind: move to do new things. This very special time gives a lot of chances to think about life.

Here they are, the paintings of the series “From my window”. The middle one is one of my rather realistic paintings and features the view. I love the bold colours in the flowers and in the “Building houses”. I am aiming to capture more the spirit of a situation than the real view of it. The flowers are out bursting in the planter of the balcony with the most incredible red and greens. The tropical garden holds a bit of a dreamy landscape (and is sold already to one of my newsletter subscribers). Enjoy!

New paintings

Still available

With a little tear in my eye but with a happy heart I will say “Good by” to these three as they have found very nice new homes:

They were the favourite obviously – they would have found other houses as well. This is the wonderful and the sad thing about most art works: they are unique. So if you buy an original painting your are sure to have an unique piece of art in your home or office.

If you like art + puzzles… you have a great choice!

More than 8 puzzles easy, medium and rather difficult ones are waiting for you! Each of it an art work from me! You don’t need a huge table, just your computer!

Click onto the painting or the caption to get there!

2018GL03 Pink house at the fjord

Have a good week! Take care and stay safe!

Raum für die Acrylfarben-Space for the acrylic colores- un espacio para los colores acrilios

It feels like endless time that I have not used my acrylic colores. And indeed, it was a very long time that they have not been used and the pencil had to be my artists medium. There are many reasons to name, that hindert me painting – one seems defenitly solved: finally there is some room where I can put my canvas and my colores and act a bit wild! So today I tried the new possiblities and yes, there I can work!

Nach einer gefühlten Ewigkeit, und tatsächlich nach einer sehr langen Zeit, habe ich heute wieder meine Acrylfarben hervorgeholt und genutzt. Nachdem Bleistift und Federhalter für viele viele Monate meine künstlerischen Begleiter waren, ist jetzt hoffentlich wieder die Farbe im Vordergrund. Vieles hat mich abgehalten von der Malerei. Aber eines scheint jetzt wirklich gelöst: es gibt Raum für meine Leinwände und Farben und die Möglichkeit, auch mal etwas wilder zu arbeiten. Heute habe ich den Platz erprobt! Eine neue Möglichkeit ist vorhanden!