Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
I'm once again so happy to be the owner of this card from Albrecht. His use of pencil to capture a scene is a joy. You can almost see the pencil dancing across the card - adding here and there a little detail, hatching to achieve the darker tones and leaving the white to show the flash of sunlight.
Turner's painting of the Castle
He's siting on the famous Goethe Marianne Bench at Heidlberg Castle and when I researched to find out more I've realised what an important historical place it is and I've added an illustration of a painting by Turner to show it's significance.
Albrecht has also drawn a carving on the limestone bench of Ginko leaves and a Hoopoe. Thankyou Albrecht.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Monday, 8 October 2012
It's always interesting seeing the same subject created in different ways. For an artist it's probably one of the best ways of exploring different mediums.
Liz is well know for her wonderful ink and watercolour sketches. Here though she has tried out watercolour alone, followed by what she terms her 'latest craze' marker pens. I've not tried pens like this but i can imagine they open up a new world in terms of speed. No hanging around for washes to dry.
Thank you so much for the two sketches Liz! Both different but both definitely Liz! I love the stamps too - aren't those fur seals great :o)
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Dear Pat, yes your card has reached me happily and healthy. Here, too, the summer is over. The green slowly turns into a symphony of yellow, red and brown. The nights are becoming colder. Where we live on the other side of the road chestnuts break every few minutes loudly through the leaves of a giant tree.
As you know I love trees. Therefore, I am especially pleased with your great composed gathering of trees which you've drawn with a beautiful spontaneous stroke. It is another fine card of my growing mailart collection. Thank you so much! Albrecht
This beautiful watercolor of a Boston Terrier named Chloe profoundly portrays the best friend of Desiree's daughter, Jennifer. Shortly before Jennifer's 24th birthday she was the victim of an accident and through no fault of her own was left wheelchair bound. Though the circumstances of Jennifer's story are difficult to accept, she remains a young woman who doesn't give up, who loves life and who enjoys a very special relationship with her constant companion, Chloe.
Chloe' s expressions bring joy and amusement as they reflect her boundless love for Jennifer. This special dog is all of the characteristics that are inscribed around the edge of the card and much more.
Desiree thank you so much for this very special card mit herzlichen Gruessen, auch an Jennifer and Chloe - the dog with a heart as big as an elephant. Albrecht