I recently had some free time on my hands and decided to practice a bit of oil painting. Working from a photo, the motive I used is a typical Bavarian architecture with trailing ivy geranium in window flower boxes.
We are experiencing chilly autumn weather here in Hamburg and being surrounded with the golden foliages makes it quite enchanting to go for walks in the forest. However, it is certainly not ideal to sit for hours in the cold doing plein air sketching. Something I miss doing over the summer. Here's a piece I... Continue Reading →
Another oil painting completed this time on a traditional northern German house. A very charming-old-rustic home that I have so often cycled pass, featuring a thatched roof made of reeds. What was once probably owned by a farmer in the past, is now an architecture firm that designs modern houses & restores historical buildings.... Continue Reading →
On our last trip to New Zealand, my husband and I travelled through the McKenzie Basin in a campervan on the State Highway 8 en route towards Lake Tekapo. This beautiful vast golden basin is also popularly known to the Kiwis as the McKenzie Country with open-sheep grazed grasslands that stretch to the foothills of the... Continue Reading →
Last Sunday, I met up with the Urban Sketchers Group ( Hamburg) organized by Thorsten Kleier at the 'Planten un Blomen' park which is located in the heart of Hamburg City. Fourteen sketching enthusiasts including myself ventured off in search for an interesting spot to sketch. Over the next two hours while we were busy... Continue Reading →
Another project done! Hamburg summer is not that far off to the London summer. Though there is one little difference, we get more sunny days here than rainy days ; ) .
Another wonderful sunny spring weekend and a great opportunity to venture outside with the bicycle. The destination is Volksdorf, a small village situated in the northern part of Hamburg and every Saturday several markets are open including the farmer's market. The place was bustling with people and the cafès were filled with all sorts of characters.... Continue Reading →
The GTS 2014 (Grand Talent Search) results of the next 50 semi-finalist to compete in the next round are out. Unfortunately, I didn't make it...but it was really cool to have being part of this competition and I sure had fun working on this huge project. For the Round 1 challenge, we were instructed to... Continue Reading →