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July 2017 - Steep rocks, powerful sea
July 2017 - Steep rocks, powerful sea - The world is infinitely rich in beautiful places. Some known by every man and his dog, and many known by but a few. In every country, in every city, I have found places that I liked. A... »read more

June 2017 - Cornflower Blue
June 2017 - Cornflower Blue - “Come, I want to show you something,” my mother said mysteriously when I visited her in June. “You will be astonished.” Then we cycled over bumpy, grass-scarred dirt country lanes, she with an undefeated... »read more

May 2017 - "A Short Song on every Path..."
May 2017 - " A Short Song on every Path..." - For a long time, I had thought that the tall birch tree between Hamfelde and Basthorst, two villages near Hamburg, would be a good a motif for me. With its lively branches dancing in... »read more

April 2017 - True Treasures
April 2017 - True Treasures - Book Fair in Abu Dhabi: it was our last day of the fair and I took the opportunity for a look round. “If you like a book, you can also pick it up and have a read,” the employee of a large Austrian... »read more

March 2017 - Intuitive Tulips
March 2017 - Intuitive Tulips - I was at the Arts and Crafts Market in Werder an der Havel, just West of Berlin. The young woman at my stand studied my paintings carefully. She was slightly bent, looking from motif to motif, as... »read more

February 2017 - Winter evening by the fireplace
February 2017 - Winter evening by the fireplace - My holiday in Portugal was over and the moment came to say good-bye to my friend Maria Rosa. We stood facing each other. I held her warm, soft hands. “When are you coming back?” Maria... »read more

Januar 2017 - Dream Boat
January 2017 - Dream Boat - It amazes me time and time again, how quickly the weather can change on the coast. When I decided to paint the slowly gliding sailboat, the sky above me was still blue. Only over the sea was there a... »read more

December 2016 - Christmas Biscuits in Germany
December 2016 - Christmas Biscuits in Germany - Christmas was over; New Year's was to come. We were, as the Germans say, ‘between the years.’ I had invited my Spanish friend Conxa to stay and now we were sitting in our living room at... »read more

November 2016 - The Oberbaum-Bridge at night
November 2016 - The Oberbaum-Bridge at night - “Berlin, you face is full of freckles - and your mouth is much too wide”, warbled my friend Lou Heinrich, born in Berlin and 'expatriate' in Rödermark / Hessen, with a cheerful... »read more

October 2016 - Big Ben
October 2016 - Big Ben - Helga, my neighbour, is an English teacher, a passionate reader and is always interested in my latest motif. “It's a shame you don't have anything from London in your collection,” she said one day, “Big... »read more