Sunday, August 31, 2008
"Die Strasse" --- SOLD
Greetings from Germany! I plowed through my first day with jetlag and slept REALLY well the first night. Since then I've been very busy eating, walking, sleeping, and trying so so hard to understand German. Ach!
And I've done 3 paintings but only this one is good enough to post. I tried to tell my German in-laws that today I didn't paint well, but they thought I was saying the landscape wasn't good! I said, it was my fault ... as well as I could, and I think they got it. : )
For this painting (done yesterday) I set up my new box (which is WONDERFUL, by the way) on this street (strasse) with the beautiful yellow flowers and the lovely tower (and tiny German cars), and directly there came a parade of tractors down the street! I said "you're in my way!", but fortunately they didn't understand me. Ok, not really.
A lot of people were walking by and spoke to me, and I had to explain over and over how little German I understand. One guy who knew some English said "where's the tractor?!"
Tomorrow we are taking a train to Freiburg and I may not be able to paint then at all. I hope to get in AT LEAST ein oder zwei (1 or 2) more paintings before we return on Wednesday.