Wildkogel Workshop: Looking back


I’m back home and much faster back to daily buisiness than I like. Looking back I can see why it were special days. First of all, when you take the cable car up the mountain, your everyday life stays down in the valley and it doesn’t take long till you feel comfy up there. The title of the workshop »Landscape in the light« was promptly delivered by the weather. It is indescribable to see the sunrise and the others must have felt the same, because nearly everyone rose at 6 a.m to be there.The only thing that bothered me a bit is that naturally, as the workshop instructur, I didn’t find as much time to paint as I would have liked.

Blick zum Larmkogel, Pastell, 15×17cm,
2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

One thing is for sure: We’re coming back and are planning a new workshop for 2012.

2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

5 Responses

  1. Lisa Le Quelenec

    I love what you haven't said as much as what you have in these in these sketches – they are beautiful. I wish I could have been there.

  2. Astrid Volquardsen

    Hi Lisa,
    thanks so much. That's why we are painters and not writers..:-)

  3. Brian McGurgan

    I've enjoyed following your workshop in the Alps, Astrid, and wish I had been there. We visited the German and Austrian Alps a few years ago and were amazed at the beauty – literally around every turn of the road. These sketches and paintings are wonderful. As always, I admire so much what you capture in your sketchbook.

  4. Astrid Volquardsen

    Hi Brian,
    thnaks so much.You describe it very well, when you say "literally around every turn of the road." That was exactly how I felt.

  5. Lynne E. Windsor

    Astrid, I love these sketches… very very beautiful, very sensitive.