I have a fancy for romantic landscapes and antiques. As my wallet does not have the right size I have to create the objects of desire myself. This one is a picturesque landscape after Claude-Henri Watelet, an amateur painter who lived in the 18th century. I picked that subject (in fact an etching after Watelet) [...]
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This is a view to our local landfill. It is placed on the backside of a beautiful ridge that was covered with forest. On the top the trees die due to the methane gas which blocks the openings on the backside of the leaves from closing. As a result the trees evaporate too much and [...]
In the early morning the deer hunter roams his revier. He hears a distant muffled clatter in the thicket, not much later here and there traces are found in the black moss covered soil, on young spruce the bark has been peeled off by the males rubbing their antlers. The twigs are broken quite high [...]
On a recent excursion I had another encounter with a raven, which I had met two summers back not far away from the same place in the woods. I heard that loud remarkable calls and then I could see him flying over the grey sky. I had my phone camera ready and wished the bird [...]
Beach life and pleasure poster by editionha This summer has been not so great over here yet, to much rain and cold. But artists are inventive and can turn their desire for the sun into a vision at least. It started with a seagull in my sketchbook and then it took off and expanded into [...]
There is again an interesting blog post on “Some Landscapes“, which is in my reader. This time it is about landscape poetry: The grey sea turns in it´s sleep. I wonder whether all the attempts to embrace landscape are not much more than cultivation of a sort of homey nostalgia. The more I get involved [...]