In a series of four 8 x 8 square paintings, done in an afternoon in automaton fashion on the lanai on a winter afternoon in December 2008. Oil on canvas, testing out how dark the background can get with blues, and green, purples and red. And what bright colors can bear to stand on top … Continue reading Kunstpause #9 Sky Sailing
Having a “kunstpause” literally, when catching this still life with Flower at Bella Maria Tapas Bar on 5th Avenue South in Naples. We just wandered about three hours around the Downtown Naples New Year’s Weekend Art Fair 2012 and admired a few artworks along the way. We bought from Janet Miller, www.pewtervessels.com and from Conni Togle, @sheepincognito.
The sculpture depicts the Apostle Peter, wrapped in a sheet (metaphor of denial) after he denied knowledge of Jesus three times. The sculptor, Josep Maria Subirachs, began work on the Passion Facade in 1987 after he studied Gaudi’s notes and plans for a year. The various scenes and details of the façade aimed to give a … Continue reading Kunstpause #7 Wrapped Apostle
Lebhaft gestikulieren die Zeigefinger regelmaessig auf den Titelseiten der amerkanischen Tageszeitungen. Man moechte fast glauben, geheime Zeichen wuerden ausgetauscht zwischen den europaeischen Staatsoberhauptern.
Automatons is what I call these fast passed little treasures. They are 8 x 11 canvas boards, created after a painting project is finally done. Now I need to clean the color palette and by doing that I also clean the soul of the residue of the finished painting. The colors are newly mixed and … Continue reading Kunstpause #6: Dust devil over landscape
Every time life gets a little too hectic and I feel rushed. I take a deep breath and look at the beaches in Naples, Florida. I never get tired of the place. I probably have hundreds of photos of sunsets, sunrises, dramatic Florida clouds. And then I painted quite a few sunsets and beach views … Continue reading Kunstpause #5 Happy Place
At the Night Lights Event at the Naples Botanical Gardens celebrating the Winter Solstice, a series of abstract light photos made it into my camera. These FoundArt pictures give me great joy through the serendipitous beauty and the haphazardness of the composition, the enigmatic movements and the underlying speed displayed in these images. I started about … Continue reading Kunstpause #4: Orchestra
Walking through a deserted shopping mall in middle of an otherwise busy historic district is surreal. Time’s a fleeting.
Standing in the corner and watching – is it people watching? There are no passers-by. Only the sun moves its the shadow.
The coffee cups at the Miami Art Cafe had a very unique design, highly unusual to see in a coffee-deli-bar. The peppermint candy allowed me to use the extraordinary design more like a landscape and the reflections are just as dramatic as the coffee cup design. The tilted angles and the counter action of the camera, … Continue reading Kunstpause #1: Miami Stripes