Tuesday, September 08, 2009
"German Neighborhood" - SOLD
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I feel a bit like a fish out of water here. One, because my German is poor and people keep asking me questions about what I am doing - in German, no less! But also because landscapes are not something I do often. Not that I don't enjoy it - I do, immensly! But I know I am lacking skills specific to plein air painting, and I see a learning curve in front of me. Painting landscapes requires a different approach than what I have developed for still life painting. Unfortunately I am sketchy about that approach. Each night I look to my favorite landscape painters online to see how they've tackled certain things. It helps a lot, actually.
This scene, by the way, is in the town of Schluchsee - about a 25 minute walk from the house. The little road is a kind of a back alley for these beautiful, quintessential, German houses.