Saturday, October 26, 2013

gloomy day 40x40cm

A gloomy day under a liquid sky and the path as it transforms into a hazy line that could be water. The mist gives to the scenery a shine that the approaching darkness steals away. The only fact is after all time itself. It is late, too late; the mighty night will cast all illusions into oblivion, into darkness! [I.R.S.]

Friday, October 25, 2013

port of Piraeus 24x18cm

The Port of Piraeus, as the largest Greek seaport, is one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean Sea basin and one of the top ten container ports in Europe. The port is also a major employer in the area, with more than 1,500 employees who provide services to more than 24,000 ships every year. Port of Piraeus has been the port of Athens since Archaic times. [Wikipedia]

the preppy shirt 30x40cm

classic preppy stlyling does not need any kind of twist, it just is what it is... [A.R.]

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

daybed 30x40cm

Daybeds are used as beds as well as for lounging, reclining and seating in common rooms. Their frames can be made out of woodmetal or a combination of wood and metal.[1]They are a cross between chaise longuecouch and a bed. [Wikipedia]

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

self-portrait 30x40cm

painting a self-portrait is a challenge, since the way we see ourselves is not always the way we actually look to others... [A.R.]

Friday, October 18, 2013

white rabbit 24x30cm

The rabbit is a strange animal, varying from Bugs Bunny to the "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" [Lewis Carroll] rabbit of Alice in wonderland, yet it always comes out somehow cute. Bunnies, rabbits, although not hero material belong to the favorites of my kids... [A.R.]

Saturday, October 12, 2013

gaidouraki 30x40cm

The donkey is an animal of habit, new ways, new roads, new things aren't becoming for your average donkey. When something new comes its way, it will put the feet down and nothing can move it from its place. So it is the fear of the new, the fear of the different that drives (or in this case stops) the donkey. Did you ever stop to notice how many donkeys walk among us? Many of them on two feet... [I.R.S.]

Thursday, October 10, 2013

winter day in the park 40x30cm

The winter lies ahead (here in north Germany one can feel it in the air) and pictures of snow-white parks come in mind; only that, that moves breaks through the white... [A.R.]

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Athens city lights 30x24cm

Countless lights flood the night and guide us through Athens, the city that never sleeps. [A.R.]

Big Sur 24x18cm

After painting "on the road 24x18cm" & "on the road again 24x18cm" the time we were in Monterey (California) was all I could think of (Hey, Stephanie). While there one of our favorite pastime activities was to drive southwards the 'Highway 1' to Big Sur. Along the road walked by Jack Kerouac, and used as the title for one of his books. [A.R.]

Monday, October 7, 2013

on the road again 24x18cm

Well, I'm so tired of crying
But I'm out on the road again
I ain't got no woman
Just to call my special friend
You know the first time I traveled
Out in the rain and snow
I didn't have no payroll
Not even no place to go
And my dear mother left me
When I was quite young
She said, "Lord, have mercy
On my wicked son."
Take a hint from me, mama
Please don't you cry no more
'Cause it's soon one morning
Down the road I'm going
But I ain't going down
That long old lonesome road
All by myself
I can't carry you, baby
Gonna carry somebody else
[Canned Heat, On The Road Again]

Sunday, October 6, 2013

low tide in Westerhever 24x18cm

walking barefoot on the wet sand during low tide, on a autumn day... [A.R.]

on the road 24x18cm

"Dean and I were embarked on a journey through post-Whitman America to FIND that America and to FIND the inherent goodness in American man. It was really a story about 2 Catholic buddies roaming the country in search of God. And we found him." [Jack Kerouac]

Saturday, October 5, 2013

looking out the window 70x60cm

Yeah I'm lookin' out the window, I'm lookin' at you

Well I'm dreamin' all the sweet dreams and the memories of the past

Feel so fine honey, thats why our love should last

Feel so good baby and it's all because of you

I've gotta love ya, I need to love ya, I want to love ya so nice

We're havin' all the time to ourselves

Yeah we're havin' all the fun to ourselves

Lord I'm pickin' up the pieces off the shelf

Won't take long baby 'cause there's hardly any left

Feel so good baby but it's all because of you

[Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lookin' Out The Window]

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

the armchair 30x40cm

the armchair was missing, now together with the couch, I got a set... [A.R.]

Armchair theorizingarmchair philosophizing, or armchair scholarship is an approach to providing new developments in a field that does not involve the collection of new information but, rather, a careful analysis or synthesis of existent scholarship.[1] Depending on context, the armchair approach may be considered deficient or unproductive. For example, anthropologists typically consider ethnographic fieldwork to be a necessary part of anthropological research and consider the armchair approach to be antiquated.[2] [Wikipedia]