new painting – Mitch’s Canoe

Hello there, The past two weeks have been the kid’s spring break. We had high hopes for a nice outdoors “staycation.” Early last week was looking good – warm sun, cherry blossoms, and everything a bright green. And then, this: Yes, I know we could get out there anyway. Maybe throw some snowballs or something….

new painting -The Quiet Hour (Shannon Lake, West Kelowna)

Hi there! Thank goodness. Our local snow is gone. Sure, I can still see it up in the mountains. I don’t care.I am declaring it SPRING. I didn’t have to wear socks outdoors yesterday, so it must be true. This painting was part of my “putting away” of winter. I just could not handle another…

new painting -Peek-a-boo Mythen

Hello all, A new painting! It is always a good Sunday and a good end to the week when I finish a painting. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that allows me to spend the rest of the day doing absolutely nothing. Well, except making dinner. And cleaning. And laundy. And hollering at the…

second time around…

Hello there, I have been busy finishing a commission piece – a copy of an earlier painting “Gottschalkenberg – New Year’s Day”. It was interesting repeating an earlier project. It seems to me that many of the things that happen in my paintings happen quite by accident – so trying to repeat these “accidents” is…

new paining – Tödi in the Distance

Hello All, First painting of the year! I have been working on this one since before going to Canada in December. For those of you who check out the blog occasionally, you may recognize the scene as a pretty literal interpretation of a previous photo taken this fall. We were hiking in Braunwald, Kanton Glarus….

new painting – snowy pines

Dear visitors, I will take the opportunity of your stopping by to say that I hope you had a merry Christmas and will have a happy New Year – full of whatever it is that you like best for your New Year celebration. For me, this is pajamas, costume dramas, food I don’t have to…

Thank you!

Hello All, I mentioned in my most recent post that some of my paintings were going to a charity Christmas event at a friend’s church. Well, the event was today and I am happy to say my paintings brought in a tidy sum for the charity (an education initiative for impoverished children in South Africa)….

New painting – Unter dem Ortstock

Hello all, Two paintings posted in a week! Whoa, thats crazy. Such industry is highly unusual around here but I felt a certain sense of purpose with this little fellow. You see, I unloaded a bunch of paintings today to be auctioned for charity at a friend’s church. Most of the paintings I had to donate…

new painting – path to finstersee falls

Hello there, Another new painting to add to the gallery. This scene was taken from a Sunday family walk to local Finstersee falls. As you can see, it is like autumn has thrown up on a canvas. I had to force myself to put my brushes away and just let it be. It is freeing,…

autumn update

Hi all, November! Where has the autumn gone? It is a beautiful season as well as a busy season. Weekdays are swallowed up by things domestic and school routines (plus residual physio and medical appointments from the accident – soon to thankfully taper off). Weekends have been largely given to outings, hikes, seasonal festivals and…

cows in bonnets!

Hello all, September 23 was the first official day of autumn. In Switzerland, autumn means many things – folk festivals, harvest, morning mists, pumpkin soup, wild game and spaetzle in the restaurants, and socially acceptable fondue-eating (eating fondue prior to autumn is for tourists and people who are too crass to know better – according…

New painting – “Fishing Hole at Sunset”

Hello all, This painting is of Shannon Lake in West Kelowna – only a few minutes away from where our family lives. We would retreat there many evenings to fish, walk, and just enjoy the sunset. So it seems that kids in school + autumn = painting productivity. Those of you who have checked in with this blog…