Sunday, June 20, 2010

Plein air paint-out and 'Pool Painting'

Saint John Power Boat Club
watercolour 11x14in approx. 27x35cm Aquarell
225$


yesterday was a busy day painting with the 'plein air painters of the bay of fundy'- annual paint out. this year in Saint John with the show beeing on display at the Saint John Arts Center from June 24- September 4th 2010.
it was great meeting up with the other artists and soon afterwards everyone headed to their chosen painting spot and only a couple of us were still at the Saint John Power Boat Club marina painting away mid afternoon. the morning i spent painting this acrylic near the SJAC to be close for the noon meet-up.


Saint John View
Acrylic on panel 6x8in 15x20cm Acryl
sold
today i didn't make it unfortunately due to restaurant (our business) obligations and our 3 children missing their mom.
below is the big Pool Painting i did a couple months back and never seem to find the time to blog about in depth.
as it was meant to go into the humid pool area i choose high quality metal primed sign board and ASTM non-toxic sign paint (for the initial 'block in') and artists acrylics for the over layers.
out came a bright swirly and vibrant painting which i hope the viewer finds joyful and stimulating.
our inn pool will not be built this year- too many delays- but i had great fun 'going big'.
the size is 8ftx8ft and i had it attached to our living room wall while i painted it.
you can see it 'in persona' at the 'fundy artists' sale and show at the fairmont algonquin end of july.
thanks for visiting!
Fire and Ice- and me diptych
acrylic on sign board
8ftx8ft
7200$

Monday, June 14, 2010

painting palooza



The day of the Launching
watercolour 30x22in, 75x56cmAquarell
$ 800


'Summer on the Glebe'
watercolour 3.5x9.5in, 9x25cm Aquarell
$ 85 unframed


'Summer lupins'
watercolour 5.5x7.5 approx., ca 14x19cm0cm Aquarell
70$ unframed

the last view days with great weather and gorgeous lupins growing luscious, i just couldn't help but praise the lord with some 'quiet time'- just him and me and the paint brush.
so i escaped the reno (the never-ending-story) and took off with my gear.
i downsized my watercolour travel/plein air kit, as you can see in the picture.
it's now just the palette filled with my three primary colours, one brush, a little portfolio i cut from left over corrugated plastic i had kickin' around and the little stool to sit on. weight incl. water: 2 pounds 12 oz! (without chair: 1 pound). the corrugated platic portfolio serves double: to transport the paper and as a 'pochade box' to set the palette on and to clip the paper onto. i can stand up painting or sit with it on my knee, both work (of course this is not the luxury version,but works great for little 6x8's and sketches. i do not wash the brush directly in the water, but rather dip it in and 'flick' it dry/clean to the side.
Thank you very much for visiting- and please leave me a note if you'd like to know more about a specific topic i could blog a post;-)

die letzten Tage hatten wir super Wetter und traumhafte Lupinen ueberall am bluehen, so konnte ich mich einfach nicht zurueckhalten, hinauszugehen um Gott zu danken- in Stille: nur Er und ich und die Farben. So liess ich die 'Ewig waehrende Baustelle' zurueck und ging hinaus mit meinem Malsach'. Ich vereinfachte mein Aquarell 'Reiseset' um noch mehr Gewicht und Platz zu sparen- siehe Bild. Jetzt wiege Palette, Klappstuhl, Wasser, Papier und Mappe (zum Malpapier transportieren und als Malmappe/Pochade box um Palette aufzulegen und Papier an den hochgeklappten 'Deckel' zu klipsen. damit kann ich im stehen malen und im sitzen- Mappe auf Oberschenkel)
Gewicht inkl. Wasser und Stuhl: 1200gr.! natuerlich nicht eine Luxusausstattung, aber funktioniert super fuer kleinere Aquarelle um 15x20cm und zum sketchen. wenn ich 'en plein air' male, wasche ich den Pinsel nicht direkt im Wasserkanister (die ausgewaschenen Pigmente machen das Wasser sehr schnell schmutzig), sondern tauche den Pinsel ins Wasser und 'schuettle' (in Allgaeu sagten wir immer: schlentzen) ihn zur Seite hin trocken/sauber.
Vielen Dank fuers Vorbeischauen! und falls Du einen Blogeintrag zu einem speziellen Thema haben moechtest, bitte lass' mich wissen.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

recent paintings


Tulip Bouquet 2010 $ 750 unframed
waterbased media on Yupo 35x22in, 68x58cm Aquarell+Acryl auf 'Yupo'


again, time seems to fly- and i have been painting- but not blogging!!!
sorry for that.
i am posting some of my recent watercolour paintings, so you see what i've been up to.
the big 'pool painting' is finished, too, i will blog about it in depth next time.
the lupins are out here at the east coast and they are gorgeous! i am itching to
go out and paint more of them- but it has been raining this week so i wait for a few
nice rays. if the weather doesn't improve, i'll paint from photos i took last week at
Kingsbrae gardens and along the roadside.
my dad was here for a visit from germany as we are still under construction with the inn
and time gets tight as the busy summer season is starting. We all miss him.

little Kitty (our little Cleo)
watercolour, 5x7in, 13x17.5cm, aquarell
$70 unframed



Fishmarket 2010, #1+#2 (#2 Sold, #1 $680 Unframed)
watercolour 22x30in each, je 56x76cm aquarell


lupin dance #1 ($70 unframed)
watercolour 5x7in, 13x17.5cm


und schon wieder ist's passiert: die Zeit scheint zu schnell zu verfliegen und ich hab zwar gemalt, aber nicht gebloggt! Entschuldigung.
Heute stelle ich einige meiner neuen Aquarellbilder ein- (die Oel und Acrylbilder kommen dann im naechsten Blogpost).
Das im letzten Eintrag angkuendigte 'Pool Painting' ist fertig, ich werde in einem seperaten Eintrag genauer meine Vorgehensweise und Gedanken zum Bild beschreiben.
oh, die Lupinen sind am bluehen hier an der Ostkueste- wunderbar! mich juckts rauszugehen und mehr von ihnen zu malen, bevor sie verbluehen- aber leider regnet es seit Tagen und so muss ich wohl auf ein kleines Wolkenloch warten bevor ich raushuepf und mich ins hohe Gras setze. Falls das Wetter nicht besser wird, habe ich aber schon vorausschauend ein paar Fotos gemacht, von denen ich auch malen kann.
Mein Papa hat uns fuer 3 Wochen besucht und die lange Anreise aus Bayern auf sich genommen, nun vermiss ich ihn und unsere Kleinen und Markus auch. aber vieleicht koennen wir uns bald schon wieder sehen.