Unfinished Paintings – The Three Alpacas

  As promised here comes another one of my unfinished paintings!   This time I was inspired by a photo of three alpacas taken by my dear friend Su from over at Zimmerbitch. The photo in question was made a couple of years ago and she also edited it with Snapseed and Photolab apps toContinue reading “Unfinished Paintings – The Three Alpacas”

On the Hunt

    Today´s prompt for the May 2018 Art Challenge: Smile Makers! is “Dogs or Cats” which left me with the difficult decision to make which one I was going to paint, since I like them both. But to be honest, I´m actually more of a cat person and get along just fine with all kinds of cats,Continue reading “On the Hunt”

Isidor´s Eagle

    Having lately noticed that eagles are the national birds of many countries (including my own with its Golden Eagle), I thought it was time to give it a try and paint one. In this post however, I want to draw attention to a maybe less known species of eagles, the Isidor´s Eagle, alsoContinue reading “Isidor´s Eagle”

A Tui From New Zealand

  In one of my latest post  (Golden Flicker), my dear friend Su from over at Zimmerbitch and I had a little chat about New Zealand´s national bird – the kiwi – and how she would prefer another one as such, since the kiwi is not only nocturnal but also flightless which contributes to itContinue reading “A Tui From New Zealand”

A Surprising Encounter

    Over 3.5 million people and a few thousand foxes live in Berlin, and supposedly the latter can be seen just about everywhere but so far I only ever saw one single fox. It was a couple of years back when I was on my way back home after a late course at uni.Continue reading “A Surprising Encounter”

Red-tailed Comet

  The Red-tailed Comet (Sappho sparganurus) is a medium-sized hummingbird. This species of hummingbird can be found in the Central Andes of Bolivia and Argentina, in Chile and in Peru. The genus name refers to Sappho, an ancient Greek poet of Lesbos. The species name sparganus derives from the Greek words σπαργανόω and ουρά, meaning “decorated tail”. In at least part ofContinue reading “Red-tailed Comet”

It´s cold, it´s wet – it´s Easter!

  Wish you all a beautiful and Happy Easter! 🐰🐤🐔🌷   P.S. It´s quite cold and rainy around here, so I painted this snowshoehare still clad in his winter coat as an Easter bunny for you 😉      

Cuban Pygmy Owl

  I don´t know about you but I just love owls! They are beautiful, very smart, perfect hunters and like me, squint in the daylight. 😉 In the modern West they´re usually associated with wisdom, a link that goes back at least as far as to Ancient Greece where the goddess Athena had the owlContinue reading “Cuban Pygmy Owl”

Hyacinth Macaw

  Don´t ask me why, but I´m totally into painting birds these days, so expect to have some feathered friends flying your way in the coming weeks. 😉 This is a water color painting of a Hyacinth Macaw, a parrot that is native to central and eastern South America. With a length of about 100Continue reading “Hyacinth Macaw”

Pulled From The Archives: In Love With Polar Bears

  Here comes another post pulled from my archives! It contains of a surprise birthday gift I made for my mum two years ago: a painting of her favorite animals – polar bears. Back then I used to post my progressing paintings bit by bit, but I didn´t do it with this one because IContinue reading “Pulled From The Archives: In Love With Polar Bears”