Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Kiwis

I'll be away starting tomorrow for three weeks. I'll be somewhere in Champagne and Morvan regions in France. For some years now, I am a frequent visitor of France. I hope to see beautiful autumn colors there. But I leave you all with this rough painted kiwis which I did the other day. I'll try to visit your blogs if I'll get internet connection.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Three Pears

This is a small piece I did this afternoon, just a little practice for my hand. These are called Doyenne Du Comice pears. They are now cheap in the supermarket and very sweet. I like them when they are just becoming to ripen. This is in watercolor, size 12x18 cm.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Poinsettia

A few days ago I started to wear thicker clothes because I began to feel cold. For me, this signals that christmas is coming very soon. Feeling this way I thought of painting this poinsettia - one of the most popular plants during the season. I wanted to paint this loosely but it turned out differently from what I wanted to. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nuenen's little church

Watercolor, 24x30 cm
This is a Dutch reform little church in Nuenen, The Netherlands. I was there last August this year and took some photographs of the church and other sceneries in the city.  The building was founded in 1824; and the father of Vincent van Gogh was a pastor here from 1882-1885. Vincent had himself painted this building more than once. Check http://www.nuenen.nl/ for more on the history of the city and van Gogh family. While entering the city, a visitor will be welcome by a board with a written ad "van Gogh village." Indeed if a visitor will follow the designated 'walking path,' he/she will see not only green sceneries but also places where Vincent painted some of his famous paintings. See below some photos from the city.



Monday, October 3, 2011

Open tulip

Did this tulip this morning as a practice in watercolor. I based this work from the image I found from the Yves Rocher's magazine. I did not do preliminary sketch for this, just my brushes with watercolors directly on the paper. I hope I'll finish soon what I'm seriously working on at the moment.