Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The best things in life have fur!

"Which part of 'woof' did you not understand?"

"To his dog, every man is Napoleon"

"He speaks not, and yet there lies a conversation in his eyes"

"Be the person your dog thinks you are"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Irish Pub

The Irish pub round the corner has a new pool table - loved the green glow this adds to the place. Sketched while lingering on one of the bar stools, but painted later on with better light and a clearer head ;) 
 24 X 32 cm
Watercolor on paper

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Travel Sketches - Provence, France

Some of the sketches from Provence, France - a very scenic and beautiful countryside. 

 The lounge of a very cute cozy little hotel in St. Remy de Provence, France.

 The cafe in front of the amphitheater, Arles, Provence, France.

 The view from the prett little village of Gordes, Provence.

 Purple shutters and cobbled streets of Provence.

 Colorful shop-front in Aix-en-Provence.

 Croissants and Marmalade! My favourite things for breakfast.

French countryside, Provence.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring is here!


Spring is almost here!
I can see the first sprouts on branches, budding flowers, tiny leaves - all quietly filling up the barren trees - until they are ready to announce the arrival of spring.

An abstract depiction of cherry blossoms - in anticipation!
Mixed media on canvas
60 X 80 cm

Friday, February 1, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

By the Rhine

The abundant greenery on the banks of the Rhine, on a clear summer day in 2010. #Germany #Rhine

Watercolor sketch from my travel sketchbook.

Playing Hopscotch

Playing Hopscotch...all by itself.

Watercolor sketch from my Travel Sketchbook.

Sunning itself dry

Sunning itself dry.

Watercolor sketch from my travel sketchbook

Small towns in Germany

While enjoying a leisurely bicycle ride by the Rhine and passing by the lanes of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler in Germany. #Germany #PrettyLittleTowns

Watercolor sketch - from the Travel sketchbook.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Travel Sketchbook

"Sketching is not about doing "good" drawings or paintings. It is about being in the moment, about putting aside expectations and judgment and letting the hand record what the eyes see..." Travelling is inspiring, enriching and I love to experience and capture my favourite moments and places in my little sketchbook whenever possilbe. Here's sharing with you some of them.
 My travel sketchbook

The Alhambra in Granada, on a sunny winter afternoon, as seen from one of the rooftops of El Albayzín. Loved the snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the background.

 The Mirador San Nicolas - with a great view to the Alhambra and the sunset in Granada.

Rooftops of the Spanish town of Ronda in Andalucia. Sketched while taking a break by the roadside and soaking up the afternoon sun.

 A small structure right outside the main palace of Alhambra - another specimen of Moorish architecture in Spain.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Starry Night

Starry Night
Inspired by the original 'Starry Night'

30 x 70 cm
Acrylic on canvas

  This is the Ocean The slow breath of waves And the endless flow of change Inspiring you to feel  How everything is moving within you Risin...