Monday, May 31, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Two Pairs

24 x 17,5 cm These pears just aren't pears until they have those tiny little dots.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dancing Daisies

17,5 x 24 cm When I pick flowers from the garden, I like to make loose, carefree arrangements.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sugar And Spice

aceo Sugar and spice, and everything nice. Cinnamon toast, apple pie, cherry pie. My grandmother.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Spotlight

17 x 14 cm
Sometimes I think I know the truth about something and later find out differently. I know I don't know which mushrooms outside are safe, so I just leave them alone. They are sure interesting to look at though.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Peanuts

aceo This guy works for peanuts.

Das Rotkehlchen

aceo I heard something and looked up. This guy was sitting on a branch talking to me. He had a bit to say.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Secrets In The Sauce

11,5 x 11 cm When my husband and I are cooking together, I make the Hollandaise Sauce. It's not because I'm the expert, but because there's a lot of stirring at the stove involved. He gets everything ready in a pan and says: "Here. Stir." Or I put everything in the pan that he tells me to, then stir, while he's working his magic on something else. He comes over once in awhile to see if the yolks are just the right color to say it's done. Only because I ask him to. While we're eating, he thanks me for making the sauce. Well ... I sort of did.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Undercover

aceo I went to the store to get some things I needed, and felt like shopping for doodads. Sometimes there isn't really anything that hits the spot, but this time I wasn't disappointed. This candle, for example.

Uncovered

aceo

Friday, May 7, 2010

Salt Of The Earth

12,5 x 12,5 cm
This morning my husband said we need to do something with these tomatoes. Then I thought, hmm. I can use them in this story.
A few years ago we made a trip to L√ľneburger Heide, and spent the day painting and drawing. Later I painted two more paintings from there, and have more in mind. It's beautiful with the heather in bloom, the trees, beehives.
Last weekend we went to the city of L√ľneburg and visited the old salt factory which is now a museum. The people there in the middle ages became rich from mining and processing the salt from the earth. They protected it with two moats and some guard towers. The salt was used as money, and was as valuable as gold.
Part of the processing required very hot ovens. We learned that they used wood from the surrounding trees until the land became quite bare. Then came the heather.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ladybug, Ladybug

11 x 11 cm
My husband likes to spoil me with chocolates and tins, and that's fine with me. I like this brand of chocolates. I like this tin. I like ladybugs. And I really like my husband.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Blossoms

17,5 x 17,5 cm This is technically not plein air because I'm on the wrong side of the door. For me, it's still a bit cold outside for painting. I'll attempt that kind of thing later. I do like looking outside to this beautiful spring view, though, and painting in the comfort of my studio.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Show Time

12,5 x 12,5 cm The mind of an artist. At least this one. I kept the M&M carton from the movie so that I could paint it with M&M's at home. Then I didn't want to. Later, I started to toss the carton, and memories flooded forward. The three of us sitting there, wearing 3-D glasses (Avatar), eating M&M's, and enjoying each other's company. I decided to keep the carton, bought more M&M's, and painted it.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Where's the light?

3 x 3 1/2 inches I have edited this a few times since posting, and it didn't sound right. I will now simply say that this is one of my antique candle holders from the Hannover Flea Market, which I love to visit.

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