Sunday, July 27, 2014

Grapes III: wip

Another grapes I started to paint last week - in watercolor, 24x30 cm in size. 
I used my previous 2 paintings as reference for this one. Your comments are welcome.
More happy days in the coming week to everyone.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A rose for MH17 victims

Yesterday, it was so touching to see on TV how the Dutch government accorded with great respect the remains of the victims of the Malaysian airlines flight 17 that was shot down in eastern Ukraine. The transport of all the victims' remains from Ukraine is not yet over but it will be finished soon. To express my sympathy to the loved ones of the victims, I posted this rose which I quickly sketched directly on paper with a brush and watercolor paints. I hope they will find comfort and peace in the middle of their suffering.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Apple blossoms II

Watercolor, 27x35 cm
I think I have not yet postedd this painting here although I finished it last June. For reference, I used my own photographs and I also referred to the images I saw in the internet for some details.  I painted this second apple blossoms in order to become familiar with the details of the subject. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

One week trip to France

Just back from a week travel to France. Had seen Tour de France and were at a cattle farm, a wine city of Riquewihr and other places in France. In driving back to Holland, we also stopped at a few places along the Rhine river in Germany. See some pictures below:

Tour de France2014, L'Epine, France

Tour de France 2014, L'Epine, France

 Road to Riquewihr. In the background are examples of grapes
plantations for the D' Alsace wines. Riquewihr itself is a home
for a lot of wine distilleries.

Houses and shops, Riquewihr city center

 Riquewihr city center

Riquewihr city center

A view from where the Loreley statue stands in the middle
of the Rhine river in Germany.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

papaya fruit

 Papaya, a tropical fruit. 
There are many varieties of this fruit, but this one above is from the Philippines.