The last few days I spend some time with fellow painters at the Plein Air Festival in Berlin-Brandenburg. The group was put together internationally and we even had some painters over from Ireland. After the last week of getting everything ready for my open studio it was a welcomed change. Especially, because these were the first warm days in the year. Sunshine, a warm wind and no hail showers.
Stolper Lake, 24×30cm, Oilf on HDF, 2016, Astrid Volquardsen
One of my motives was the Stolpe lake where the last clouds showed up for the next couple of days. After that it was just a pure blue sky. ( You probably know, how much I like that)
So I had to turn my attention to something new and boy to me it were completely new colors.
Foto Astrid Volquardsen
The red boathouse, 24×30cm, Oil onHDF, 2016, Astrid Volquardsen
The night before we had talked about game stoppers, when something goes wrong that you can’t finish your painting. On my first day of this painting I wasn`t satisfied with the shadows in the water, so I returned the next day. Just I was ready the sound of a nearby lawn mower startled me. And before I knew a guy cut the beautiful lawn with all it’s dandelions. Luckily I finished that part the day before.