Kunstpause #22 Beach Creatures

Kunstpause #22 Beach Creatures by birgit pauli-haack aka #pauli

After a long time, I went for a run on the beach, and during a highly needed rest in the shade of the Naples Pier I saw this White Heron, the bird of the nations snowbirds, having lunch in the shade, too. I like how the high contrast filter enhances the shadows of the foot prints of other invisible Beach Creatures and of course how the water turn really blue…

Kunstpause #9 Sky Sailing

Kunstpause #9 Sky Sailing by birgit pauli-haack aka #pauli

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 of it. They were experiments, like all my painting was, testing many ways to put color on canvas in order for the view to come out. We had them in our house in the blue section, and with the new addition of the pewter piece by Janet Miller they will move. Christian says, “I really like those”. We haven’t decided yet where they end up but it seem that putting them on a white background will make them stand out more. I know, I will start painting again, and the first project will be an attempt to repeat some of the abstract lighting photos in oil, seems the atmosphere colored light at night, is my bright side.





Kunstpause #8 Still life w/ Flower

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.

Kunstpause #7 Wrapped Apostle

Kunstpause #7 Wrapped Apostle by Josep Maria Subirachs, photo by birgit pauli-haack aka #pauli

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 rigid, angular form to provoke a dramatic effect. Gaudí intended for this façade to strike fear into the onlooker. He wanted to “break” arcs and “cut” columns, and to use the effect of chiaroscuro (dark angular shadows contrasted by harsh rigid light) to further show the severity and brutality of Christ’s sacrifice.”