Autumn is here

Autumn is here. Today it´s cold and windy – no, make that stormy what with wind forces up around 5 and 6 – and the tip of my nose resisted warming up no matter how many cups of hot tea I drank whilst painting this little water color of a tree this morning. The treesContinue reading “Autumn is here”

Good Luck Charms

  There are many things considered Good Luck Charms, some of the most popular being the four-leaf clover, horseshoes, dice, ladybugs, a rabbit´s foot… the list goes on and on. When I was at school I had several lucky charms though I only remember one of them now, a little turtle that was made fromContinue reading “Good Luck Charms”

Elephant Appreciation Day

  Today, the 22nd of September is Elephant Appreciation Day! And because I really love elephants and couldn’t stop after just one water color, I had to paint a second one. 🙂     Most of us only get to see elephants in zoos and/or documentaries, and some of us, like me, might dream toContinue reading “Elephant Appreciation Day”

A Floating Tree

  Due to some minor health issues in August I haven´t done much blogging or painting – some of you might have noticed. 😉 But thankfully I´m on my way back and even did  a little water colour painting inspired by a book that I have borrowed from the library at the beginning of thisContinue reading “A Floating Tree”

A Prickly Handful

    After having painted the pineapple that is more than a bit prickly to me 😉 , my thoughts went to one of the cutest animals, that also happens to be a bit prickly: the long-eared hedgehog. I´ve never had the opportunity to meet one as they are native to Central Asian countries asContinue reading “A Prickly Handful”

Ideas, please!

    What can you do if a guest/house-guest overstays their welcome? Because that´s what happened yesterday to me and I simply have no idea how I should or could have handled the situation! I haven´t seen this particular friend in about three months but that´s actually no big deal with us, everyone has aContinue reading “Ideas, please!”

Watermelon

    The watermelon is a flowering plant that originated in northeast Africa, where it is found growing wild. Evidence for its cultivation as been found in the Nile Valley from the second Millennium BC onward and seeds have been found at Twelfth Dynasty sites and in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Nowadays China is the world’s single largest watermelon producer (in 2016 itContinue reading “Watermelon”

Fuji (富士山) – A Holy Mountain

    Mount Fuji is one of three holy mountains in Japan and also at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft) the highest one. It lies about 100 kilometers (60 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped for about 5 months a year, is a well-known symbol ofContinue reading “Fuji (富士山) – A Holy Mountain”

A Pair of Cardinals

    July is the official World Watercolor month, founded by my awesome friend Charlie from over at Doodlewash! Anyone can join in and celebrate art by simply tagging any art that uses watercolor (or gouache) with #WorldWatercolorMonth. 31 days artists from all over the world come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolorsContinue reading “A Pair of Cardinals”

The Changing Seasons – June 2018

  It´s time again for the wonderful challenge The Changing Seasons, invented by Max from Cardinal Guzman and now hosted by my dear friend Su from Zimmerbitch.   The month of June started with admiring beautiful Irises in a little park nearby. Unfortunately I forgot to reload the battery of my camera and after only one single shot it gaveContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – June 2018”