Friday, August 21, 2009

Landscape

Acrylic on canvas 10 x 15 cm / 3.9 x 5.9 inches

This landscape is how I feel here.

Getting up at 7:30, walking in the fields, looking at my e-mails, practising the arpeggios on my guitare for half an hour until my neck gets sore, then to town (on bycicle) shop for groceries and eat icecream, pedaling back up the hill breathlessly, preparing lunch with my mom trying to accommodate very different tastes of 4 persons (which drives me a bit crazy:) , siesta with a good book, visiting friends in the afternoon or stay in the garden on a lawn chair looking up into the chestnut tree leaves, painting mini canvases while talking to my parents (and sometimes listening more or less amused to their typical old-married-couple-bickering) listening to husband, brother, sister in law (when they are visiting), watching Oscar the cat lying on the green grass or in the shade under the bushes or roses, listening to birdsong, visiting my dear old aunt at the hospital in the nearby town, watching geese and dear in the fields and many things more.

TIMEOUT:)

20 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

What a beauuuuuuuutiful way to spend the days - surrounded by family (bickering accepted!), nature, love and friendship. YOU are truly blessed.
XO

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation you are having. I can see and hear the whole thing in how you discribed it. Love the painting. Such a happy painting.. showing how you are feeling right now. Good to hear something from you. Hugs

sukipoet said...

ah, this sounds idyllic, and am so glad you and Oscar are enjoying nature and peace of the country. Love this painting too.

yvette said...

that's the way ....i wish you lots and lots more of this

yvette

Patricia said...

Good for you, Andrea. Soak in the sun and let your self create. The painting has such calmness to it!

Lynn said...

What a terrific time out. Enjoyed reading this while dripping milk from my cereal spoon onto my keyboard. Love your landscape, so small and yet so vibrant! Huge in color and form. Love the flowing new banner too!
Fun with family...
biking...
bickering...
fixing food...
eating ice cream...
a truly bucolic vacation. enjoy.
Oscar doing okay?

Genie said...

Hi Andrea,
all sounds idyllic, Love the painting, thanks for sharing.
XX

patti said...

I love this landscape! I can feel/touch the texture and softness through my computer screen!

Such happy times for you with your family. Priceless!

Mim said...

I just got off two weeks of family around and the routine was very much the same - especially the part of fixing food for different people (I had 7 to please) but also having a warm feeling and a fun time.

Have as much fun and enjoyment as you can!

Kim said...

Ah, Andrea this sounds like a nice time away from Paris for now. It seems we all need these times to renew our spirit and to look at and work our art in different ways. I know your parents are grateful to have you there with them, too.

I adore this small painting. It is so vibrant with great textures, colors and composition. The feelings you express come through in this small work. I am loving it a lot!

Have a nice time, relax and enjoy yourself. I am sure, you will hit the ground in Paris running!

katie jane said...

Wonderful landscape picture. If I could kick back for a month this is how I would feel, too. Sounds like you are enjoying your stay. Rest.

tammy vitale said...

Sigh. Wish I were there. Love the painting.

In case you need a distraction (ha! - not likely, but just in case): I'm interviewing Molly Gordon on my blog tomorrow , Thurs and Fri- anyone who comments gets a freebie and a chance at her next telesummit for free - be sure to come on by and leave a comment!

Martine said...

Andrea this sounds like a beautiful holiday.
Es sieht aus wie eine traumhafte landschaft da woh du bist.
Geniesse es, aber das tust du ja.
XXXm

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

What a lovely landscape it appears to be, the hills especially and I have really enjoyed your commentary. Bye for now. Lesley

N. Sukumar said...

Love how the three-dimensionality of it (not just of the landscape, but the very texture of the painting) seems to pop through the screen!

~Babs said...

Aaah, beautiful painting,beautiful post, and (especially) beautiful vacation!
Nothing compares to time spent with family,even with all the tastes to please.
I'm sure you'll return to Paris all revved up and chomping at the bit!
Enjoy,,,,

Corryna Janssen said...

A wonderful landscape. I wonder, is this a different kind of style then I saw before. It seems as if you are expanding your creative horizon. I love it.

soulbrush said...

oh good, alwasy excellent o have time out just to BE. i opened an etsy shop, see my sidebar and have a look, tell me what you think... i have sold 4 pieces already. am so thrilled. hugs from wet, cold london.xxx

Martine said...

Ferien........................ du glückspilz. Geniesse es.

OT: Ekobündel sind in seide gewickelte blumen oder blätter die deren farbe abgeben wonach ich die stoffe in meine kunst verarbeiten kann.
XXXm

Jessie said...

What a lovely day it sounds :) I love the colour combinations in this painting so much!x