Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Above Grindelwald 2

A second variation on the same landscape...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Above Grindelwald

Autumn in the meadows under First, in the Grindelwald area

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Maliovitsa (Мальовица)

The path towards the mountain hut in a May morning. There was still a lot of snow above the hut, so we could not go much further. Normally it takes several hours to reach the peak, where on a clear day the view is magnificent.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Above Zermatt

The cluster of log cabins at the end of the path turned out to be a cozy alpine restaurant. The trail continues downhill to Zermatt, about an hour away.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Walking in the Bernese Oberland  from Muren to the village of Gimmelwald one passes through very steep meadows filled with beautiful wild flowers. Little log cabins and dark green rows of  pines break the lush green color. Add to that the cowbell sound.... Beautiful!


This is how we saw the peak on a June morning a year ago.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lake Louise in Banf

This view at Lake Louise is very impressive and I have tried painting it before. These attempts will not be my last either. While some things here turned out well, I am not very happy with others. For one, I should use watercolors as the transparent paints they are supposed to be.
When I was at the lake the sky was overcast and most of the imposing background mountains could not be seen, so I had to find photographs to use as a reference.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sunny days

 Found this photo on the web and had to try painting it:

Sunshine over a sunflower field

a study of an alpine lake

Studies on skies

These two above are just experiments with wet-in-wet clouds.
In the ones below are actual skies from photographs. I think they turned out quite good.

Some older ones...

A path in Vitosha - 2009 (n/a)

Window in Yvoire, France - 2009
Doors in Tunis - 2009

Apple blossom - 2010 (n/a)

River - 2010 (n/a)

Autumn lake - 2010

I made this one below a few years ago, when I read somewhere about the wet-in-wet technique. I used ordinary paper and kid's watercolors in a box from the dollar store. It turned out quite good, mostly by chance. This picture kept alive my intention to start painting at some point.

Sunset over the sea - 2005 (n/a)