Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Daily practise

I'm in admiration of many "daily painters" on the Net. They paint each day or nearly. Many times it is everyday objects they paint, yet the paintings are so catchy and full of atmosphere. A piece of cheese, a piece of cake, a simple cup are transformed in a piece of wonderful art. Have a look at some amazing work of a great artist Karin Jurick.

I'm posting a little still life today and I'll name the post "Daily practise" ... One has to start somewhere ;)

Photo reference from WetCanvas free image library.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Kočevje - Slovenia

A week ago I spent a few wonderful days in Croatia and the road to there leaded me through our region Dolenjska (Lower Carniola). What a marvellous countryside!

One of it's towns is Kočevje, which as a coincidence my painting mate Matej has chosen for our latest painting challenge. The municipality of Kočevje is well known for it's primeval forest and it's brown bear.

On the painting there is the Parish Church of St. Bartholome (Cerkev Sv. Jerneja).
I'm happy with some »newly discovered« brush strokes for trees, but the color palette didn't turn out quite like I'd wished.

Enjoy the wonderful colors of the Fall!