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.


Deb Schmit said...

That so funny! I think we've got a few old rusty ones (tractors) laying around you could paint : )

Nice painting Carol, you truely are a master!

Have fun on the rest of your trip!

Pamela Nichols said...

When I lived in the little village of Rittersdorf, Germany (near Bitburg), there would sometimes be a herd of cattle in the strasse! This is a charming painting, and a beautiful composition.

milindmulick said...

very good you plan to paint while on the train?

Barbara Pask said...

I like this so much. The composition and the yellow flowers! How did the first meeting go with your husband and his family?

David Lobenberg said...

Zehr gut!...eine schone bilde! Fracture german, but at least I tried>

Kim Edge said...

great painting. have fun in Germany, how exciting.

JMahorney said...

Ha! love the tractor story.
Oh wow! It's so fun to see a different subject like this. I love it! Can you tell us what you like about the new Mbox? I thinking about switch from my guerrilla. Do you miss the storage?

Michael Dooney said...

Great one, we've got to get you outside more often!

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Wie schon dass Sie in Deutschland sind! (How nice that you're in Germany!) You could google an online translator and type in what you want to say to your in-laws. Just a suggestion.
I love your painting, makes me wish I was there too.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

The trip will be a whirlwind, so enjoy yourself to the max!

ria said...

Hi Carol,
I had a similar experience in New Mexico last week. It was a planned painting trip and I too posted only one of the 4 pieces I painted. The others are being trashed. I realized that I'm more of a studio painter while there.
By the way. . . I always click on your paintings to see more at DP because your color choices and brushstrokes are exceptional. I just love your work.