Monthly Archives: January 2012

Landscapes

Wasserburg im Bodensee. I painted it as a strange apparition from eastern Russia. Somehow, the bulb-shaped bell tower reminded me of St. Petersburg. The sky and the lake were the same colour: a mother-of-pearl grey, a unique shade of immobility. … Continue reading

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Nature

  While I was waiting for the train to Manarola, I peered through the architecture of the station and painted the waves breaking on the rocks.  I used very little paint to depict the white foam that drew arabesques around … Continue reading

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Animals

I painted Ophrys Scolopax orchids in Santa Brigida. It is severely forbidden to pick them, so I worked laying flat on my belly. I caught an alpine newt in a pond in Lindau and I painted it with the orchid … Continue reading

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Cities

Genoa. In the district of Bocca d’Asse: urban seas. Shall I go for a dip in this strange threshold between the sea and the houses or shall I sit and paint these houses while they sing in their many shades … Continue reading

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